A win for evolution in Texas
July 25, 2011
Defenders of teaching evolution in public schools scored a victory on Friday when the Texas Board of Education unanimously approved scientifically accurate high school biology textbook supplements from established mainstream publishers, and rejected creationist-backed edits and materials. The decision shoots down the latest challenge from creationists and intelligent design proponents attempting to inject religious beliefs into public school science classrooms.
Our friends at the National Center for Science Education played a key role in the victory. According to a celebratory Dr. Eugenie Scott, executive director at the NCSE: "These supplements reflect the overwhelming scientific consensus that evolution is the core of modern biology, and is a central and vital concept in any biology class. That these supplements were adopted unanimously reflects a long overdue change in the board. I commend the board for its refusal to politicize science education."
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