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← Scientists win place for evolution in primary schools

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I attended primary school in the late sixties and evolution was taught to us although it was the fact that animals changed over time rather than the actual mechanism that made it happen. Not only that it was taken as read that it was true, there was no "controversy" that I was aware of.

Religious education was also totally brilliant. There was no one in the school who was qualified to teach RE so once a week the local vicar would pay a visit. He seemed to think that the best way to bring young souls to Jesus was to make them copy out long passages in Latin. As you can probably imagine, it worked for me.

Mon, 09 Nov 2009 19:11:00 UTC | #412309