Karin Wolff

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Karin Wolff (b. 23 February 1959 in Darmstadt) is a German politician and vice-president of Hesse.

Wolff studied history, evangelical theology and philosophy at Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and Philipps-Universität Marburg. She finished university and worked as a teacher in Darmstadt.

In 1976 Wolff became a member of the conservative Christian Democratic Union. In 1995 she became a member of parliament in Hesse and became minister in Hesse on April 7, 1999.

Wolff has written two books on children and education. She lives in Darmstadt in an openly lesbian relationship.[1]

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Criticism[edit]

She is a creationist.[2] in 2006[3] she made the following remark in an article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung:[4]

„Ich halte es für sinnvoll, fächerübergreifende und -verbindende Fragestellungen aufzuwerfen, dass man nicht einfach Schüler in Biologie mit der Evolutionslehre konfrontiert und Schüler im Religionsunterricht mit der Schöpfungslehre der Bibel. Sondern dass man gelegentlich auch schaut, ob es Gegensätze oder Konvergenzen gibt.“[5][6]
(""I think it makes sense to bring up multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary problems for discussion, that you do not just confront students with the theory of evolution in biology, and with the theology of creation in religious education. But that you also occasionally look whether there are differences or convergences.")[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feddersen, Von Jan (7 May 2007), "Gegen die Schöpfung?", die tageszeitung, retrieved 2008-01-16 
  2. ^ Nature 444, 406-407 (23 November 2006) Special report Anti-evolutionists raise their profile in Europe
  3. ^ Deutsch World German Scientists Concerned About Rise in Creationist Belief
  4. ^ World Socialist Web Site Hessian culture minister calls for creationism to be discussed in German schools
  5. ^ Die Welt: Kreationisten im hessischen Biologie-Unterricht, 1. November 2006
  6. ^ Der Spiegel Kultusministerin fällt auf Kreationisten herein
  7. ^ German Scientists Concerned About Rise in Creationist Belief, DW World, 2 November 2006.

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