Six degrees

Relics unearthed in Spain show Neanderthals wore 'make-up' 50,000 years ago, suggesting they were capable of symbolic thought, according to recent reports.

Sunday, 17 January, 2010, 12:00am

Media recipe for throwing investors off balance

When governments announce bailout plans or anything else, the media coverage is pretty much guaranteed to contain a quote from someone to say that they did not go far enough and someone else to say that they went too far.

28 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Victory for Darwin

The Education Bureau has announced that creationism and intelligent design will form no part of the senior secondary biology curriculum.

The move has been hailed as a victory by leading scientists at the University of Hong Kong, who in February called for curriculum guidance on evolution to be upgraded to reflect current scientific thinking.

26 Jun 2009 - 12:00am


Don't derail mother-tongue policy reform with delaying tactics

We refer to your May 19 report on medium of instruction headlined 'Head of education panel urges rethink'.

29 May 2009 - 12:00am


Evolution explains the complexity of organisms in an elegant way

In 'Creationism row hots up as objectors fight back' (Education Post, May 15), Stephen Tsui Kwok-wing refers to 'the complexity of living organisms today' and 'gaps in the fossil record' as pieces of evidence that are 'not compatible' with evolution.

22 May 2009 - 12:00am


Staff integrity matters to highways chiefs

We refer to the article by Christine Loh Kung-wai ('Highways to hell', April 30).

Through its well-established capital works programme, the government ensures effective use of public funds for timely implementation of public infrastructure projects.

19 May 2009 - 12:00am

Creationism row hots up as objectors fight back

The row over teaching creationism in school biology lessons has intensified after 64 people signed a statement calling for controversial curriculum guidelines to be retained.

15 May 2009 - 12:00am

Evolution advice 'confuses'

The Education Bureau has issued a new statement about its guidelines on teaching evolution in biology lessons, declaring that creationism is not considered an alternative to Charles Darwin's theory.

1 May 2009 - 12:00am

Group warns on biology guideline

A group backed by hundreds of supporters has called on legislators to press the government to scrap curriculum guidelines it says make Hong Kong 'a world-class laughing stock' by condoning the teaching of creationism in biology lessons.

18 Apr 2009 - 12:00am


Blaming others for mistakes in English exam is immature and unfair

4 Apr 2009 - 12:00am


A wider view would show standards have improved at UK universities

I am writing to complain about the article 'Dumbing down in Britain reflects rank scandal of underperformance' (Education Post, March 14).

21 Mar 2009 - 12:00am


Stem-cell research can help heal

19 Mar 2009 - 12:00am


IB much more relevant than A-levels to students looking to further their studies

I would like to comment on your article on February 28 ('IB 'scuppering' entry to top UK universities') regarding the concern of British parents about switch to an IB programme by the English Schools Foundation.

14 Mar 2009 - 12:00am


Report claiming the IB is scuppering entry to top UK universities is unfounded

7 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Is faith in God enough to challenge evolution?

The promotion of creationism/intelligent design (CID) has no place in universities, other than in classes of theology or perhaps the history of ideas. To promote it as a theory that challenges evolution is mistaken for many reasons.

21 Feb 2009 - 12:00am