Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Evolution Suffers Kansas Setback

Science standards have been approved in Kansas that cast doubt on evolution.

Critics say it is an attempt to inject creationism into schools, in violation of the constitutional separation between church and state.

The vote was the third time in six years that evolution has taken a hit in Kansas.

The new standards include several specific challenges, including statements that there is a lack of evidence or natural explanation for the genetic code, and charges that fossil records are inconsistent with evolutionary theory. It also states that says certain evolutionary explanations "are not based on direct observations... and often reflect... inferences from indirect or circumstantial evidence".

"This is a great day for education," board chairman Steve Abrams told the Reuters news agency.

New standards will be developed for tests to see how well students are being taught science. But, some educators fear that they will be pressured to teach more creationism or intelligent design and less of evolution.

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