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Censoring Evolution is Not the Answer

According to a report from the Montreal (CA) Gazette some parents in the Quebec town of Salluit don't want their children learning about evolution.

Alexandre April, who teaches French and physical science to students in Grades 7 and 8, said he was told repeatedly by the principal to stop teaching evolution, for fear of hurting their students' religious beliefs.
I suspect that the parents are more concerned that their students are being taught evolution dogmatically, without any exposure to the science that challenges it. The way to avoid these kind of problems of course is to teach the scientific evidence for evolution, as well as the sceintific evidence against it. Were they to teach evolution critically, students would be more interested, and the parents would probably stop complaining.