Thursday, March 23, 2006


Arkansas: Avoiding the Controversy

The Arkansas science curriculum calls for students to examine "the development of the theory of biological evolution,” and then specifies seven ways that’s supposed to happen. For eighth-grade science, the framework calls for students to “compare the theory of evolution to the characteristics of a scientific theory,” “identify basic ideas related to biological evolution,” “explain that the fossil record provides evidence of life forms’ appearance, diversification and extinction,” and “explain the process of natural selection.”

So, why isn't it happening? Read more here.


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