08 November 2005

Kansas creationists redefine science

The Kansas Board of Education approved new public-school science standards Tuesday that cast doubt on the theory of evolution.
Supporters of the new standards said they would promote academic freedom.

“This is a great day for education. This is one of the best things that we can do,” said board chairman Steve Abrams. Another board member who voted in favor of the standards, John Bacon, said the move “gets rid of a lot of dogma that’s being taught in the classroom today.”
In addition, the board rewrote the definition of science, so that it is no longer limited to the search for natural explanations of phenomena.


1 comment:

Philip Del Ricci said...

Hey ZandPerl:

Thanks for stopping by, that is a great article. Evolution specifically is getting a lot of attention lately and I am reassured to see articles that support the compatible role of religion and science in a person's life. I haven't seen the manuscript yet, but I know that
Liguori Publications is working on a pamphlet to discuss the controversy surrounding natural selection and explain why it is consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

I'm sure that Copernicus will be thrilled to hear about the Church's current attitudes.


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