Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Shawnee Republican Wants to Bring Objectivity to Science. Oh, Really?
According to the Kansas City Star, the Kansas House will get a chance to weigh in on the debate over teaching evolution in science classes. Rep. Mary Pilcher Cook, a Shawnee Republican, introduced a resolution Tuesday that would urge public schools to teach “the full range of scientific views that exist.” She said the idea is to stress “objectivity in science.” “We want evolution to be taught,” she said. “But we also want all of science to be taught, and that includes evidence against evolution.” The resolution, if passed, would be nonbinding. Pilcher Cook said it would “send a message to the state Board of Education.”