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  • Evolution and intelligent design Life is a cup of tea

    10/07/2005 4:59:16 AM PDT · by shuckmaster · 836 replies · 8,549+ views
    Economist ^ | 10/6/05 | Economist
    How should evolution be taught in schools? This being America, judges will decide HALF of all Americans either don't know or don't believe that living creatures evolved. And now a Pennsylvania school board is trying to keep its pupils ignorant. It is the kind of story about America that makes secular Europeans chortle smugly before turning to the horoscope page. Yet it is more complex than it appears. In Harrisburg a trial began last week that many are comparing to the Scopes “monkey” trial of 1925, when a Tennessee teacher was prosecuted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Now...