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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