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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.

Anurag Verma | CNN-News18

Updated:January 23, 2018, 10:50 AM IST
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Twitter 'Agrees' With Union Minister Who Said Darwin Theory Of Evolution Is Wrong
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.

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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