Twitter 'Agrees' With Union Minister Who Said Darwin Theory Of Evolution Is Wrong
Union minister Satyapal Singh earlier claimed that Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution of humans was 'scientifically wrong' and it needs to be changed in school and college curriculum.
File photo of Union minister Satyapal Singh.
Satyapal Singh has received much criticism from all quarters for saying that Darwin's theory of evolution of man is "not scientific" and no one saw an ape turn into a man.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a meeting in Guwahati, he said there is hardly any evidence to substantiate the theory. “Great scientists of the world came out to say there is no evidence available in the world which can prove the theory of evolution is correct," the minister said.
"There has been no 'evolution' or 'destiny'. There is only 'being'. Evidence has come out against the theory," Singh said, giving out a list of international scientists since Darwin's time who opposed his theory of evolution.
Asked if the Centre will delete references to Darwin's theory from textbooks, the minister said, "I propose, if the Ministry of Human Resource Development is ready to sponsor a world-level international conference to decide what is true and factual and that must be taught in schools and colleges."
"They (scientists) are saying no we cannot see evolution is taking place because it happened millions of years ago. You can find the evidence in the fossils. There are billions of fossils, not even in one fossil in intermediate evolutionary stage has been found," Singh claimed.
And for Twitter, many "agreed" with the minister's claim. While others outraged.
Guys. I just wanted to let you know Darwin was wrong. No one saw ape turn into man. No evidence. I mean such a huge event and not one selfie taken? That doesn't seem right.— Vir Das (@thevirdas) January 21, 2018
Second thoughts: Satyapal Singh may be right about Darwin's theory being flawed.Some men are born pigs and apes.— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) January 22, 2018
I agree. Some apes remained apes! https://t.co/mgEBoEbkc7— alka saxena (@AlkaSaxena_) January 20, 2018
After reading this, I partially agree with him! Not all apes have evolved! pic.twitter.com/lfAD22ichp— ಟ್ರೋಲ್ ಹೈಕ್ಳು (@TrollHaiklu) January 20, 2018
Breaking - Apes join protest against Darwin’s Origin of Species. They deny any involvement in the existence of certain homosapiens.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) January 21, 2018
“ our ancestors have not seen ape evolving in to man” says minister. But dear sir,..can you deny that we are witnessing..the reverse....man evolving into ape by digging the past and trying to take us back into STONE AGE......#justasking— Prakash Raj (@prakashraaj) January 22, 2018
There, I sorted Darwin's Theory for Satyapal Singh. Bonus track: Sanskaar. pic.twitter.com/mFDrdXbFIf— Vaibhav Vishal (@ofnosurnamefame) January 21, 2018
Long before Satyapal Singh, Darwin was dissed more colourfully by Zail Singh at a big Anthropology conf at Panjab Univ: if man evolved from monkey, where did tota (parrot) come from? Difference: minister is IPS, Gianiji had no formal edu https://t.co/UtNTQqvHdC— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) January 20, 2018
Leading scientists issue rare joint statement condemning Minister Satyapal Singh on Darwin’s theory reports @pallavabagla:”would be retrograde step to remove teaching of theory of evolution or dilute it with non scientific explanations,myths.no scientific basis for his statements— Nidhi Razdan (@Nidhi) January 21, 2018
Blaming the media for fuelling a controversy over his statement, Singh said the issue calls for debate and not controversy.
"In the last 100 years, many evidences have come out against the theory, in favour hardly anybody. It is not my statement. So many world scientists have said it," Singh, the former Mumbai Police Commissioner, said.
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