Thursday, June 08, 2006

Some Inuit Parents Oppose Teachings of Evolution

After some parents of Inuit children complained, science teacher Alexandre April has been reprimanded by his Ikusik High School principal for discussing evolution in class. The parents from Salluit, an Inuit village in northern Quebec Arctic of 1,150, are angry that their children are being taught that humans come from apes. Their concerns have pitted the religious Inuit population against a Quebec education system that's becoming increasingly secular. In the meantime, Quebec's scientific community is rallying behind the 32-year-old science teacher. "I am a biologist ... this is what I'm passionate about,' said April, who vows to continue telling his Inuit students about Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

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