Posts Tagged ‘Intelligent Design’

Evolution & Creationism, Religion in Public Schools

Tomorrow is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. There has been a lot of interest in this important anniversary among the media, and some editors and reporters are using the occasion to re-examine the issue of teaching evolution in the public schools.

U.S. News & World Report asked Americans United Assistant Legal Director Richard B. Katskee to […] Read More

Evolution & Creationism, Religion in Public Schools

Education officials in Louisiana yesterday had the opportunity to slam the door firmly on the teaching of creationism and “intelligent design” (ID) in public schools. Unfortunately, they did not take it.

The state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 10-0 to adopt new science guidelines that critics fear will muddy the waters and open the door to sectarian […] Read More

Evolution & Creationism

Is the Gray Lady about to convert to fundamentalism?

I don’t think so, but I was disappointed to see Kentucky’s notorious Creation Museum listed among the attractions in The New York Times‘ Arts & Leisure Weekend Promotion heralded in a special pullout section of my newspaper last Sunday

During the Jan. 8-11 event, The Times sponsors public debates and […] Read More

Evolution & Creationism, Religious Right Research

The folks at www.rottentomatoes.com are out with a list of the ten worst films of 2008. If you’re not familiar with the site, it’s essentially a clearinghouse for movie reviews. Rotten Tomatoes pulls together major reviews from newspapers and Internet sites and lets viewers know if the majority were positive or negative.

Many film buffs love the site. If […] Read More

Evolution & Creationism, Religion in Public Schools

Scientists in Texas are speaking up, hopefully in time to protect the state’s science education from the Religious Right.

The Texas Board of Education is currently considering a new science curriculum. Heading up the board is Don McLeroy (R-Bryan), a creationist who opposes an academic working group’s suggestion to remove the current requirement that “strengths and weakness” of all scientific […] Read More

Evolution & Creationism

Most Americans accept the theory of evolution and actually favor teaching evolution over creationism or intelligent design in public school science classes, according to a new study conducted by a coalition of scientific societies, including the National Academy of Sciences, National Science Teachers Associations and the American Institute of Biological Sciences.

This runs contrary to studies through the years, […] Read More

Evolution & Creationism, Religion in Public Schools, Religious Right Research

I’ve worked at Americans United for 20 years, and in that time, I’ve read about — and even witnessed — a lot of dumb things happening because of pressure from the Religious Right. I thought I’d seen it all, but every now and then something occurs that takes my breath away.

Something like that just happened in Texas. The […] Read More

Evolution & Creationism, James Dobson, Religion in Public Schools, Religious Right Research

The state of Florida, in an admirable attempt to lurch into the 21st century, is considering adopting new science standards that actually mention the word “evolution.”

Current standards talk about “biological changes over time.” The new standards, if adopted in January, will promote evolution as one of several key ideas in science that students need to learn.

Naturally the Religious […] Read More

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