They say that South Korea is the most Christian nation on the planet today, and from what I’ve seen, it’s true. It’s living up to its reputation too; apparently they’re scrapping evolution from their textbooks in favor of Creationism.
A petition to remove references to evolution from high-school textbooks claimed victory last month after the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) revealed that many of the publishers would produce revised editions that exclude examples of the evolution of the horse or of avian ancestor Archaeopteryx. The move has alarmed biologists, who say that they were not consulted. “The ministry just sent the petition out to the publishing companies and let them judge,” says Dayk Jang, an evolutionary scientist at Seoul National University.
This is horrible news for Korean students. On a bright note, after years of coming in near the bottom of the world rankings while getting our asses kicked by Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea, the U.S. may finally have an East Asian nation whom we can surpass in science!