Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Biology Textbook Under Fire
WJZ in Elkton, Maryland reports:
"The Cecil County school board is expected to decide tonight whether the county high schools will use a new tenth-grade biology textbook -- one that has been criticized for not giving equal time to the creationist theory of the origin of life. The book is called "Biology: The Dynamics of Life." Board member William Herold said in December he was concerned that he saw no mention of creationism in the book, but saw constant references to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. He believes students should be taught about flaws in Darwin's theory and taught about reputable dissenting views. However, he says he will likely vote to approve the textbook if district administrators agree to change the school curriculum to include the holes in Darwin's theories."