Monday, November 21, 2005


South Carolina State Senator Wants to "Teach the Controversy"

Greenville state senator, Mike Fair, wants the South Carolina state education department to revise science standards to encourage the teaching of alternatives to evolution in high school biology classes, according to the Associated Press.

Fair insists, reports AP, that "he is not suggesting an "intelligent design" curriculum or strictly the teaching of creationism."

"Where topics are taught that may generate controversy, such as biological evolution, the curriculum should help students to understand the full range of scientific views that exist, why such topics may generate controversy, and how scientific discoveries can profoundly affect society,"

RSR's guess is that the full range of scientific views are already being taught in South Carolina. What Fair really wants is the addition of one or two religion-based views.


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