As a scientist, Dr, Avital has an absolute responsibility to understand and correctly portray the claims of evolutionists even (or especially!) when he attacks them. Evolutionists do not claim that man descended from monkeys, but rather that both descended from a common ancestor. It may be the fault of the translation, but it sounds as if Dr, Avital is trying to fudge that distinction, This is all the more reprehensible, since the primary argument against evolution (the understanding that our forefathers had of the Word of G-d) does not depend in any way on such a misrepresentation.
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from the article: Education Min. backs away from chief scientist over evolution remarks