How do you respond to pupils bringing up the Adam and Eve stories when teaching evolution? I have a variety of techniques which tend to work such as: 'I respect your right to worship, but please leave religion at the door in the science classroom' 'This is a science classroom and therefore we must think like scientists in here.' 'No, we aren't decended from monkeys, we share a common ancestor with them'. I find the brighter kids, no matter how religious they are, can compartmentalise belief with science teaching. it's the lower ability ones, who find the Adam and Eve fables so easy to understand who cause the biggest issue. I've had Iraqi-immigrant Muslim children actually walk out because I was being anti-Allah. Christian children flatley refusing to accept anything I say. Any suggestions on how to deal with this would be great, because I need to teach it in the new year and it's becoming something I dread.