Question Darwinism and you are deemed a threat to democracy.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (CoE) has adopted a resolution to ban creationism from receiving any discussion in schools outside of religion classes. The reason? “The Parliamentary Assembly is worried about the possible ill-effects of the spread of creationist ideas within our education systems and about the consequences for our democracies,” said the resolution.
The resolution and these esteemed parliamentarians, it should come as no surprise make no distinction between actual creationists and those who entertain the idea that their may be more to the design to the universe and man than just dumb luck and random mutation. In fact, anyone who does not strictly and dogmatically adhere to notion of strict Darwinian evolution is labeled as anti-science and is considered anathema. This even includes many actual scientist who think evolution might very well play a role, but there might very well be other mechanisms involved as well. In fact, as per Lifesite:
Over 700 scientists have signed onto a document proclaiming their skepticism about Darwinian evolution. The statement reads: “We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.”
Sorry, such questioning cannot be permitted. The progressive bureaucrats respond
Evolution is not simply a matter of the evolution of humans and of populations. Denying it could have serious consequences for the development of our societies…Our modern world is based on a long history, of which the development of science and technology forms an important part. However, the scientific approach is still not well understood and this is liable to encourage the development of all manner of fundamentalism and extremism. The total rejection of science is definitely one of the most serious threats to human rights and civic rights.
It strikes me that this type of threatening and intolerant statement by a major parliamentary body of Europe is extremism at its worst. Further, it is a rejection of science itself. Science questions, that is its value. If scientists are no longer able to explore theories because the Council of Europe has dogmatically determined the matter to be settled, we all lose. Therefore, the real threat to human rights is the anti-science Council of Europe. If these guys ever have real power to enforce their absurd decisions, then the real trouble will begin.