The Dover Area School District in Pennsylvania became the first in the country to place intelligent design before its students, albeit mostly one step removed from the classroom. Last week school administrators read a brief statement to ninth-grade biology classes (the teachers refused to do it) asserting that evolution was a theory, not a fact, that it had gaps for which there was no evidence, that intelligent design was a differing explanation of the origin of life, and that a book on intelligent design was available for interested students, who were, of course, encouraged to keep an open mind.Those teachers deserve a medal for fighting in the defense of rationalism and science.
Sunday, January 23, 2005
The New York Times > Opinion > Editorial: The Crafty Attacks on Evolution
Posted by JGF at 1/23/2005