Creationism dangerous in education: Council of Europe resolution

Friday, October 12, 2007

If we are not careful, creationism could become a threat to human rights ...

—CoE Resolution 1580 (2007), art 2

A Museum of Creation and Earth history.
A Museum of Creation and Earth history.

The Council of Europe Parliamentary assembly (CoE) urged its member states to only teach creationism as nothing more than belief. The CoE stressed the potential threat to human rights that may result from creationist doctrines.

The adopted resolution targeting creationism is a reaction to growing fear in the CoE member states that progressive scientific thought is threatened by the advancement of fundamentalism and its perceived dangers. The British government marginalized intelligent design into 'religious' belief even before the adoption of the CoE resolution.