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[ Doc 11375:The dangers of creationism in education ]は採決されるまでに、いったん採決中止になっている。


2007年6月25日付の@@Reuters配信記事>http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?alias=european-rights-body-call&chanId=sa003&modsrc=reuters]]によれば、欧州評議会(Council of Europe)は、「創造論とインテリジェントデザインの、教育に対する危険性」についての決議案の投票を中止した。

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Europe's main human rights body on Monday cancelled a scheduled vote on banning creationist and intelligent design views from school science classes, saying the proposed resolution was one-sided.


The resolution, which the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly was due to vote on Tuesday, said attacks on the theory of evolution were rooted "in forms of religious extremism" and amounted to a dangerous attack on scientific knowledge.


Pressure to teach creationism is weaker in Europe, but an Assembly committee got active because a Muslim creationist book has appeared in several countries.


Guy Lengagne, the French Socialist member of the Assembly who drew up the report, protested after the Parliamentary Assembly voted to call off the debate and vote, and to send the report back to committee for further study.
"I have enough experience of parliamentary procedure to know that this is a first-class burial (for the report)," he said.

このレポートを作成した、評議会のフランス社会党員であるGuy Lengagneは、議会での討論および議決が中止されたことに抗議した。

Deputies said the motion by the Christian Democratic group of parliamentarians also won support from east European deputies, who recalled that Darwinian evolution was a favorite theory of their former communist rulers.

[ Gilbert Reilhac: European rights body calls off creationism vote (2007/06/25) on Scientific American]

Reutersの報道では「one-sided (一方的)」と言ったのが誰なのか言及がないが、ars technicaの報道によれば、ベルギー代表の発言。

The draft resolution was sent to the full council in a nearly-unanimous vote. Unfortunately, the council voted to send it back to committee. Reading the floor debate, it appears that the resolution's return was prompted by a Belgian representative, who called the resolution "unbalanced." Attempts to get him to clarify his problems with the resolution were blocked when the vote on returning it to the committee passed without debate. It's unclear whether the resolution will ever re-emerge.



Mr VAN DEN BRANDE (Belgium). Thank you, Mr President. When we looked at the draft resolution, we thought that it would be better to refer it back to the committee, because we think that the issue is not to deny the scientific evolution theory. But our group is convinced that the proposal is unbalanced. We are open to discussing it, but there is in fact a preliminary question: are we a scientific academy, or are we a political body? Is this item appropriate? In any case, I ask that the draft resolution should be referred back to the committee. Thank you.

Van Den Brande(ベルギー): ありがとう、議長。議決案を見たところ、この問題が科学的進化理論を否定するものではないと考えられるので、委員会差し戻しが適切だと考える。しかし、我々のグループはこの提案が一方的だと確信している。我々は議論することは、やぶさかではないが、実際には我々は科学アカデミーなのか、あるいは政治組織なのかという、基本的な問題がある。このような決議は適切だろうか。いずれにせよ、私は決議案を委員会に差し戻すよう要請する。ありがとう。

Van Den Brande議員は創造論に門戸を開放したように見える。



Council of Europe firmly opposes creationism in school
Thu Oct 4, 2007 7:06pm BST
By Gilbert Reilhac

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Europe's main human rights body voted on Thursday to urge schools across the continent to firmly oppose the teaching of creationist and "intelligent design" views in their science classes.


The Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly approved a resolution saying attacks on the theory of evolution were rooted "in forms of religious extremism" and amounted to a dangerous assault on science and human rights.


The text said European schools should "resist presentation of creationist ideas in any discipline other than religion." It said the "intelligent design" view defended by some United States conservatives was an updated version of creationism.


Creationism says God made the world in six days as depicted in the Bible. Intelligent design argues some life forms are too complex to have evolved according to Charles Darwin's theory and needed an unnamed higher intelligence to develop as they have.


Anne Brasseur, an Assembly member from Luxembourg who updated an earlier draft resolution, said the report showed how creationists -- most recently a shadowy Turkish Muslim writer Harun Yahya -- were trying to infiltrate European schools.

決議案の修正をしたルクセンブルクからの議会メンバーであるAnne Brasseurは、特に最近、謎に包まれたトルコのイスラム著述家Harun Yahyaなどの創造論者たちが、いかに欧州の学校に創造論を浸透させようとしているかを報告書に示したと述べた。

"The purpose of this report is to warn against the attempt to pass off a belief -- creationism -- as a science and to teach the theses of this belief in science classes," she said. "Its purpose is not to fight any belief."

Anne Brasseurは「この報告書の目的は、信仰すなわち創造論を科学に見せかけて、理科の授業で、この信仰の命題を教えようとする試みに対して警告することである。この報告書は信仰と戦うことが目的ではない」と語った。

The vote was due in June but was postponed because some members felt the original text amounted to an attack on religious belief. A few changes were made to spell out that it was not directed against religion.


The Council, based in the eastern French city of Strasbourg, oversees human rights standards in member states and enforces decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.


The resolution, which passed 48 votes to 25 with 3 abstentions, is not binding on the Council's 47 member states but reflects widespread opposition among politicians to teaching creationism in science class.

48対25 棄権3で通過した決議は、47加盟国を拘束するものではないが、理科の授業で創造論を教えることに対する政治家たちの反対を反映したものである。

Some conservatives in the United States, both religious and secular, have long opposed the teaching of evolution in public schools but U.S. courts have regularly barred them from teaching what they describe as religious views of creation.


Pressure to teach creationism is weaker in Europe, but has been mounting. An Assembly committee took up the issue because Harun Yahya has been sending his lavish Islamic creationist book "Atlas of Creation" to schools in several countries.

欧州における創造論を教えろという圧力は弱いが、確実に増大している。評議会がこの問題を取り上げたのは、Harun Yahyaが、彼の豪華なイスラム創造論本"Atlas of Creation"を数カ国の学校に送りつけたからである。

Supporters of intelligent design want it taught in science class alongside evolution. A U.S. court ruled this out in a landmark decision in 2005, dismissing it as "neo-creationism."


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