Wednesday, February 08, 2006
The American Geological Institute has produced an interactive map that allows users to click on any state in yellow to read the details of how evolution is being challenged in classrooms, school districts and state legislatures across the country.
You can use the interactive features of the map on the AGI website.
The AGI notes that the "teaching of evolution in schools has long been a contentious topic, particularly among evangelical Christians who make up the so-called "religious right." They believe that it is narrow minded to exclude "alternative theories of human existence" by not exposing children to creationism in science classes. Periodically, the issue is raised to the state legislative level, but through the efforts of concerned citizens and scientific organizations, the efforts of creationists to remove the topic of evolution or to include creationist dogma in science standards and textbooks have been contained."