Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Turkey Now the World Headquarters of Creationism

Some interesting facts emerge from this article in the Independent about creationism in Turkey:

Only 25 per cent of Turks believe in evolution.

Only 50 per cent of Turkish science teachers believe in evolution.

Adnan Oktar, a Turkish preacher, is waging a global creationist campaign, sending free copies of his anti-evolution books to schools and universities around the world.

Five Turkish teachers lost their jobs for teaching evolution.

The Turkish Education Minister supports Intelligent(sic) Design.

Only 1% of Turks are atheists. (How does this square with claims that Turkish culture is just like Europe?)

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