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Was minister’s claim on Darwin theory wrong? Kids asked in exam

PTI
Published : Feb 25, 2018, 4:09 am IST
Updated : Feb 25, 2018, 4:09 am IST

Singh had last month claimed that the Darwin’s theory of evolution of man was “scientifically wrong”.

Union minister  Satyapal Singh
 Union minister Satyapal Singh

Pune: The Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), in an examination, asked what was wrong with Union minister Satyapal Singh’s  argument criticising Charles Darwin’s theory, with the dean of the institute saying that the question was “aimed at testing  logical thinking of the students”.

Sanjeev Galande, dean of research and development, said the question was why the quoted argument cannot be correct and it was about the logic and not about the statement. “We at IISER, emphasis on the pedagogical way of teaching and question papers are not summary-based. The students are supposed to think and provide logical reasoning and the question, which was posed during the exam was quite straightforward and was aimed at testing logical thinking of the students,” he said.

 

Mr Singh had last month claimed that the Darwin’s theory of evolution of man was “scientifically wrong” and said it should not be part of school and college curriculum. “Darwin’s theory (of evolution of humans) is scientifically wrong... Since man is seen on earth he has always been man. Nobody, including our ancestors, in written or oral, have said they saw an ape turning into a man,” he had said.    

Tags: satyapal singh, darwin theory row
Location: India, Maharashtra, Pune