In a move that proves just how backward thinking some nations can really be, Turkey has announced that they are going to stop teaching evolution in their schools. In an extraordinary comment, the head of Turkish education said that the “…subject is debatable, controversial and too complicated for students.”
I think I should have titled this post THIS IS NOT A JOKE. Except it is really. It’s a joke on the entire Turkish nation; it’s a rather horrid joke on the next generation of children growing up hidden within the dark sack of superstition and ignorance.
Too complicated? Is he saying Turkish children are really, really stupid and therefore deserve to be just hidden in a corner and taught to repeat nonsense for the rest of their lives? Because that’s the alternative.
In a piece in the Guardian, there is this:
There is little acceptance of evolution as a concept among mainstream Muslim clerics in the Middle East, who believe it contradicts the story of creation in scripture, in which God breathed life into the first man, Adam, after shaping him from clay.
Of course it contradicts the story of creation in scripture! The story of creation in scripture is a fairy story we tell our children when we don’t know the answer to a question about evolution…while evolution is real.
In the meanwhilst, the Turkish deputy prime minister (some clueless moron called Numan Kurtulmuş) said earlier this year that evolution is a “…theory that was both archaic and lacking sufficient evidence.” So completely different to the scriptures that are clearly very modern and provable.
Of course there are secular Turks who are dismayed over this decision but prime minister Erdogan will prevail because he believes the nonsense and will never be deterred. I hope that this will completely scupper any hope of their joining the EU by proving just how backwards they all are rather than allow them entry because everyone is too scared to criticise Islam.
In much more pleasant news…it looks like Lizzy will be returning to Starbucks! I saw her this morning (always a pleasure) and she was applying for some shifts.
My fingers crossed.