Creationism Now Being Promoted Over Evolution by Theology Instructors at Irkutsk State University
Oct.7 – Instructors at Irkutsk State
University’s theology department are currently promoting creationism as an
alternative to evolution and spreading their views throughout the entire
history faculty because these courses are available not just to future
specialists on religion but also to all student sin that faculty.
in theology are fine, Babr journalist Aelita Khlebnikova says; but
“recently, church instructors have very insistently propagandized views on a
wide range of issues, which are very far from their themes.” Among these is the
issue of creationism and Darwinian evolution (babr24.com/irk/?IDE=219995).
and critics of creationism in general are not opponents of religion and the
idea of the existence of God. They only protest against the idea that
creationism be taught and considered as a genuine scientific theory because it
is impossible to verify and falsify are other scientific hypotheses and
theories,” the journalist says.
a state university to allow creationism to be taught as an alternative to
creationism is thus wrong and should be stopped. If it isn’t, Khlebnikova says,
Irkutsk State University will slip further down the rankings of the country’s
higher educational institutions. And many will ask whether there are real
forces at work pushing for “a return to the Middle Ages.”
members at Irkutsk State University are likely to decide they need to leave to
focus on science rather than religion, “and in our higher educational
institutions,” the journalist concludes, “students will be tested about the collapse
of the theory of evolution,” exactly the opposite of what should have in a
state-supported secular academic institution.