Idea! All the Creationists in South Korea Move to Texas and Create The United Country of Ignorance Where They Can Teach Whatever the Hell They Want!

Creationists remove evolution from text books. Sound familiar? You would think this is another news story from the good ol USA? Wrong. Turns out South Korea is moving up in the batshitcrazy category as well. Sad news for one of the world's leaders in scientific advancement.


Creationists in South Korea won a campaign to remove evolution from high school textbook

According to Nature.com, a group called the Society for Textbook Revise mounted an effective petition drive and is claiming credit for the removal of the evolution "error" from student's textbooks in order to "correct" their understanding of the world.

South Korean publishers will soon be removing examples of evolution from many high-school textbooks. The decision was taken , after government officials sent the Society's petition to publishers, reports the New York Daily News.

The group petitioned to remove specific examples of how animals have evolved, including the horse and Archaeopteryx bird, along with any reference to human evolution and Charles Darwin's theory of human origin. The Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MEST) has confirmed that publishers are working on revised editions.

According to Newser, the Society For Textbook Revise was set up in the 1980s by the US Institute for Creation Research when Christianity spread across South Korea.

Many biologists are furious with this decision saying they were not consulted. Dayk Jang, an evolutionary scientist at Seoul National University, told Newser: “The ministry just sent the petition out to the publishing companies and let them judge.”

South Korea is increasingly becoming a "scientific powerhouse," Josh Rosenau, programs and policy director at the National Center for Science Education told the Daily News. But Rosenau worries that South Korea will not be able to compete internationally if it doesn't continue teaching evolution in schools.

“Evolution is the core of modern biological science,” he said. “When something like this comes to fruition, the scientific community can be caught flat-footed.”

According to Newser, approximately forty percent of South Koreans don't believe in evolution, akin to a Gallup poll showing nearly the same percentage of Americans also deny evolutionary claims.

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Comment by kOrsan on June 15, 2012 at 10:09am

Yeah after that let's nuke it.

Sorry Nate but sometimes sacrifices have to be made. I'm sure you're ok with it, right? Kthx.

Comment by Tom Holm on June 15, 2012 at 10:47am
Geezus christ. Some people are just redundent. Hope were not next...
Comment by Robert Karp on June 15, 2012 at 11:17am

Nate we have 49 other lovely states that would welcome you.

Comment by Ward Cressin on June 15, 2012 at 9:02pm

Why mess up Texas? That's a lot of land to waste like that.

I'd like to see the creationists shipped to North Korea or Iran.

Comment by archaeopteryx on June 16, 2012 at 12:23am

Gosh, Karp, I wish I'd said that!

Actually, I have a much better idea - send all of the Texas Creationists to South Korea!

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