Or perhaps it was for what Ynet calls ‘a scandal filled trial year’. Dr. Gav Avital
Another scientific field that is problematic is biology, or life and environmental sciences. When your doctrine is based on Darwin’s theory of evolution and its implications, you are standing on unreliable foundations – that is, there is no God, there was only something primeval, and then there are certain random developments which led to the apex of all creation, the human being.
If textbooks state explicitly that human beings’ origins are to be found with monkeys, I would want students to pursue and grapple with other opinions. There are many people who don’t believe the evolutionary account is correct
If they keep writing in textbooks that the Earth is growing warmer because of carbon dioxide emissions, I’ll insist that isn’t the case.
Not surprisingly, Israeli scientists were irate. Muffti’s favourite quote? From Prof. Hava Yablonka of Tel Aviv University:
[it’s like] saying that space should be given in textbooks to the view that the earth is flat and the sun revolves around it. It’s astonishing that the chief scientist of a government ministry can say such bizarre things.
Muffti has to agree – make what you like about creationist stories, it doesn’t really seem to fit the rubric of ‘science’ (unless you want to call it ‘bad science’). Then again there is a board of education that would love to have Gavriel Avital: Texas!.