British may teach 'Adam and Eve' theory

Feb 06, 2006

The flap concerning the teaching of intelligent design as a scientific concept contradicting Darwin's theory of evolution has spread to Britain.

Some members of Parliament have warned teaching intelligent design, which holds nature is so complex and perfect it must have been the work of a creator and not natural selection, might lead to evangelical Christian groups taking control of public school curriculum.

Opponents say intelligent design is merely a code word for the theory of creationism -- that the world was created by God, as described in Genesis, the first book of the Bible. Intelligent design supporters, however, say creationism is different from their position on the development of life on Earth.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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