Is Creationism taught in the Philippines?

Five years ago, I meet a girl who immigrated here from the Philippines. We talked for a while about the differences in education between the US and Philippines. She said that she was surprised about the amount of conflict over the teaching of evolution in the US.

Even though the majority of the Philippines was devoutly Catholic, she never encountered the controversy over evolution that Americans experience. Her science teachers teach evolution without any disclaimers. They also didn't mention anything about intelligent design and creationism. She did mention she attended a Christian private school. Her brother's school also taught evolution.

But that was two years ago, so Is Creationism or Intelligent design taught in the Philippines?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Creationism,Probably not in the schools.

    Intelligent Design -- No --

    Intelligent Design is pseudo-science and creationism is religion.

    The connection of "Theory of" and Evolution in this country (USA) is politically based. Unlike most states, the State of Texas, not individual districts, purchase the textbooks. This gives Texas a large advantage in purchasing textbooks. Book selections are made by the Texas Board of Education. The creationist lobby has pressed hard for years to insure that evolution is always listed as "Theory of Evolution".

    The scientific community no longer considers evolution just theory, but fact...Due to the overwhelming evidence.

    If you still don't believe consider this:

    My grandfather was Jewish. I found his Hebrew studies manual that was copyright 1899 -- when evolution was still illegal to teach. It stated that Genesis was never intended to be a description of the beginning.

  • theron
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    4 years ago

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