Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Wisc. evolution

Andy writes:
Roger circulated an AP story saying this: "Members of Grantsburg's school board believed that a state law governing the teaching of evolution was too restrictive. The science curriculum 'should not be totally inclusive of just one scientific theory,' said Joni Burgin, superintendent of the district of 1,000 students in northwest Wisconsin. Last month, when the board examined its science curriculum, language was added calling for 'various models/theories' of origin to be incorporated."

OK, so far so good. Only the most hardened censor would object to that.

But that's what liberals are, as 300 educators complain about allowing any criticism or alternatives to evolution indoctrination. CNN's headline screams, "Wisconsin district to teach more than evolution," and AP complains with the lead sentence that "School officials have revised the science curriculum to allow the teaching of creationism, prompting an outcry from more than 300 educators who urged that the decision be reversed."
Phyllis writes:
Another item of intolerance: The ACLU is suing the Cobb County School District (Atlanta) for a violation of the constitutional separation of church and state because the school has put stickers in biology textbooks saying that evolution is "a theory, not a fact" and should be "approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered." NYT, 11-8-04

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