After calling Darwin’s theory unscientific, MoS Satyapal Singh says no plans to remove theory of evolution from syllabus
There is no proposal to remove Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution from school or college curricula, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.
“CBSE has intimated that Charles Darwin’s evolution of species is a part of the curriculum under the elective subject of Biology for class 12,” Minister of State for HRD Satya Pal Singh said in response to a written question in the Rajya Sabha.
He added that the ministry is not considering any proposal to omit the theory from school and college curricula.
Singh had said that Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution was scientifically wrong and needs to be changed in school and college curricula, sparking a row with over 2,000 scientists condemning the remarks. Singh, an IPS officer-turned-politician, had made the comments at the All India Vaidik Sammelan in Aurangabad. “Nobody, including our ancestors, in written or oral, have said they saw an ape turning into a man… Humans appeared on Earth as humans from the very beginning,” he had said.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar today said he had asked his minister of state Satyapal Singh to refrain from making comments on issues such as Darwin’s evolution theory.
Javadekar said there are no plans for a national seminar to …read more