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  • Defending Science Education in Your Community (Barf: 'People for the American Way' weigh in)

    09/17/2006 1:59:44 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 360 replies · 3,914+ views
    People for the American Way ^ | September 15, 2006 | Staff
    Is there an effort in your state, locality or neighborhood school to introduce creationism or sideline evolution in the science classroom? If so, this toolkit was made for you.Unlike private schools, public schools are intended to provide an education to every child, regardless of religion or creed. You have a right to expect that religious activists will not be able to use public school curricula to promote the beliefs of particular religious traditions in ways that are unconstitutional and that undermine scientific education.Activists are increasingly targeting science education with attempts to ban the teaching of the theory of evolution, or...
  • Evolution Major Vanishes From Approved Federal List

    08/23/2006 11:09:23 PM PDT · by balch3 · 206 replies · 2,941+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 24, 2006 | Cornelia Dean
    Evolutionary biology has vanished from the list of acceptable fields of study for recipients of a federal education grant for low-income college students. The omission is inadvertent, said Katherine McLane, a spokeswoman for the Department of Education, which administers the grants. “There is no explanation for it being left off the list,” Ms. McLane said. “It has always been an eligible major.” Another spokeswoman, Samara Yudof, said evolutionary biology would be restored to the list, but as of last night it was still missing. If a major is not on the list, students in that major cannot get grants unless...
  • "Intelligent design" not science: Vatican paper

    01/19/2006 1:33:32 PM PST · by peyton randolph · 605 replies · 5,450+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 01/19/06 | Tom Heneghan
    PARIS (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Church has restated its support for evolution with an article praising a U.S. court decision that rejects the "intelligent design" theory as non-scientific. The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano said that teaching intelligent design -- which argues that life is so complex that it needed a supernatural creator -- alongside Darwin's theory of evolution would only cause confusion... A court in the state of Pennsylvania last month barred a school from teaching intelligent design (ID), a blow to Christian conservatives who want it to be taught in biology classes along with the Darwinism they oppose.
  • Citizen MD [American Medical Association op-ed against Intelligent Design]

    12/03/2005 6:18:54 AM PST · by Right Wing Professor · 384 replies · 3,774+ views
    American Medical Association ^ | 12/02/2005 | Paul Costello
    I’m afraid we live in loopy times. How else to account for the latest entries in America’s culture wars: science museum docents donning combat gloves against rival fundamentalist tour groups and evolution on trial in a Pennsylvania federal court. For those keeping score, so far this year it’s Monkeys: 0, Monkey Business: 82. That's 82 evolution versus creationism debates in school boards or towns nationwide—this year alone. [1] This past summer, when most Americans were distracted by thoughts of beaches and vacations or the high price of gasoline (even before the twin hits of Katrina and Rita), 2 heavy-weight political...