Perception of Evolution in an Islamic Country: Personal Experiences

Scharaschkin, Tanya (2008) Perception of Evolution in an Islamic Country: Personal Experiences. Issues, 18(March), pp. 16-18.


Since the 1925 Scope's trial there has been a long-standing conflict in the United States between science teachers and Fundamentalist Christians over the teaching of evolution in schools. Perhaps surprisingly, there are no analogous skirmishes in Pakistan, the second most populous Muslim-majority country in the world. Instead, religious views are so deeply engrained that scientific information seen to be in conflict with the Quran is simply disregarded. This article attempts to explore how evolution is viewed in Pakistan and the influence of religion on the perception of evolution.

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ID Code: 15703
Item Type: Journal Article
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Deposited On: 24 Nov 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 12:35

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