Monday, January 30, 2006


New Creationist Code Words: Critical Analysis

"A little more than three years ago, Ohio surfaced at the front lines of an emerging culture war: an attack on the teaching of evolution in public high schools that coincided with the State Board of Education's planned review of the science curriculum," writes Lawrence Krauss, director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics at Case Western Reserve University, in The Columbus Dispatch.

Ohio-based religious groups created organizations such as Science Excellence for All Ohioans and joined forces with religious lobbying groups, including the Intelligent Design Network and the Discovery Institute, with the intent of altering the teaching of science to incorporate explicit theistic notions, such as divine creation, under the rubric of what has become known as intelligent design.

A well-organized effort by these groups resulted in a phrase added to the biology standards directing that students learn "how scientists continue to investigate and critically analyze aspects of evolutionary theory."

Read more, here.


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