Turkey bans teaching of evolution in schools

Turkey, supposedly a secular state, is apparently banning the teaching of evolution in schools on the pretext that students are "too young to understand 'controversial subjects'" and one official described it as a ‘debate’. Story from the BBC here. Story from the NY Times here. The idea of a debate or controversy is one that …

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More abuse developments in the CofE

Maybe that should be revelations. If the abuse in the Roman Catholic church wasn’t enough, here is another shocking story with the publication of an independent review into the way the Church of England responded to the case of Peter Ball, the former Bishop of Gloucester, who was jailed in 2015 after admitting a string …

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