Tuesday, August 09, 2005


UW-Madison Biochem Faculty Urges Wisconsin School District to Teach Evolution

Aaron Nathans, a reporter for the Capital Times, in Madison, Wisconsin, reports that all 33 active members of the biochemistry department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison signed a letter to the Grantsburg School District urging the system to uphold the teaching of evolution there as fact.

Last year, according to Nathans', the district voted to require teachers to explain the "scientific strengths and weaknesses of evolutionary theory."

The letter from the biochemistry faculty said in part:
"Scientists accept evolution as fact precisely because of the overwhelming mass of evidence behind it. This evidence has accumulated in countless thousands of carefully refereed and published studies in dozens of scientific disciplines over the last 150 years."


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