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There Goes Evolution

A petition from the Society for Textbook Revise to remove mentions of evolution from high-school textbooks in South Korea has gained traction, reports Nature. The Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology says that publishers are producing revised textbooks that no longer discuss "the evolution of the horse or of avian ancestor Archaeopteryx," Nature says. In addition to that campaign, the Society for Textbook Revise, which grew out of the Korea Association for Creation Research, is also pushing for removal of content related to human evolution and finch beak adaptation. Nature adds that a 2009 survey of South Koreans, done as part of a documentary called The Era of God and Darwin, found that about one-third of respondents did not accept evolution.

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