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Wrong man for the job? Some quotes from Israel’s Education Ministry’s Chief Scientist

Some quotes from the Chief Scientist of the Israeli Education Ministry Gavriel Avital has the Israeli scientific community irate.
Quotes like”I don’t recycle, I put plastic in the trash. The earth will not be harmed, God promised us,” “Man does not cause global warming.”
Not surprisingly he’s not a big supporter of the theory of Evolution either.
If textbooks state explicitly that human beings’ origins are to be found with monkeys, I would want students to pursue and grapple with other opinions. There are many people who don’t believe the evolutionary account is correct,” Avital said yesterday. “
Where did they find him?
Avital is the ministry’s first chief scientist to be drawn from outside the community of education scholars. A 20-year Likud member, he represented the party in an unsuccessful 2006 Knesset run.
Possibly not the best match for the job.

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Amir Terkel, 38, a Cameraman, lives in Ramat Gan with his wife and 2 children

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