Monday, January 09, 2006
Kentucky Science Teachers and Reserchers Mobilize Against ID
"A statewide organization of science teachers and researchers will oppose moves by Kentucky lawmakers to mandate the teaching of intelligent design in public school science classes," reports Patrick Crowley of the Cinncinnati Enquirer.
The Kentucky Academy of Science, headed by Northern Kentucky University biology professor Miriam Steinitz Kannan, voted unanimously last week "to oppose any attempt by legislative bodies to mandate specific content of science courses," the 700-member organization said in a statement.
"The (academy) objects to attempts to equate 'scientific creationism' or 'intelligent design' with evolution as a scientific explanation of events," the academy said. "KAS members believe the content of science courses taught in public schools in Kentucky should be determined by the standards of the scientific community."
There has been talk in Frankfort that some lawmakers may file bills to mandate teaching of intelligent design side-by-side with teaching of evolution.