Wednesday, February 22, 2006


Ohio: Two Sides Can't Agree

AP: "Committee members re-examining the state science teaching standards agree that any new lessons should not single out evolution for criticism."

"From there, opinions differ, with both sides accusing the other of being motivated more by politics than science. The debate is likely to take months."

... Members will be in a tough spot: trying to stay true to science while appeasing a vocal group that wants students to pick apart evolution, says Jim Craig, of Canton, who leads the committee along with Michael Cochran, a suburban Columbus lawyer and minister who supported the original plan. "The problem is there's more politics involved than real education and science," he said.


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