Surprise! ISIS bans teaching evolution in schools

Posted: February 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

Why Evolution Is True

This post is like telling people that Christians now worship Jesus. But I put it down for the record, for, after all, many Muslims accept evolution. It’s taught, for example, in Iranian public schools.

Nearly all devout Muslims, however, are human exceptionalists with respect to evolution: while they may accept other species of plants and animals as having evolved, humans are supposed to have been created directly by Allah. So it’s theoretically possible that ISIS could sanction the teaching of non-human evolution. But of course the chance of that happening is close to the chance of the Republicans enacting immigration reform in the U.S Congress.

At any rate, all we know about evolution and ISIS is this report from last September, detailing what ISIS decreed when it took over the Iraqui city of Mosul. As Talking Points Memo noted:

In Mosul, schools have been presented with a new set of…

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