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View Poll Results: I was taught evolution as theory or fact
Theory 14 28.00%
Fact 29 58.00%
Don't Remember 6 12.00%
Don't Care 1 2.00%
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Old December 12th, 2012, 08:06 AM   #21

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Old December 12th, 2012, 08:18 AM   #22

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Old December 12th, 2012, 08:19 AM   #23
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Hungary, public school, taught as fact in biology class and in history class (human evolution there).
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Old December 12th, 2012, 11:25 AM   #24
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Evolution is a fact. Darwinism is a theory.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 11:32 AM   #25

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I went to public school. I was taught it was a theory, but we were presented with facts that substantiate the theory.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 11:35 AM   #26

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Fact! I went to both public and private school...
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Old December 12th, 2012, 11:35 AM   #27

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Private school, which followed the syllabus laid down by the central govt. I was taught evolution as a fact, and I consider it as a fact. But then, evolution isn't really a controversial topic in India. Almost everyone considers it a fact here.
Apparently In Hinduism Vishnu's avatar cycle is very similar to the long line of Human Evolution.


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Old December 12th, 2012, 12:12 PM   #28

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UK comprehensive school, we were taught it as fact. RE (Religious Education) was mostly Bible stories with a bit of history, iirc. T'was a while ago now.
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I learned it as fact, and only fact. I go to school at a private school.

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Old December 12th, 2012, 12:30 PM   #30

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I went to public school (Maryland, USA) and was taught it as a fact.
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