Creationism should be taught in Dutch public schools alongside evolution, Arie Slob, leader of the orthodox ChristenUnie party in parliament says in an interview with website nu.nl.
‘It is as if there are no other ideas and theories,’ Slob was quoted as saying. ‘There are more thoughts about the beginning of this earth than the one printed in the text books.’
Slob, a former teacher, said both Christian and non-denominational schools should teach a broader curriculum.
The Netherlands has a number of fundamentalist Christian schools where creationism is taught as fact. Some one in five Dutch people believe God created the world in six days.
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