Friday, February 06, 2004

Georgia Wrap-Up Well, the forces of light and reason have triumphed, at least temporarily, in Georgia. Less than a week after announcing plans to remove the word "evolution" from state science guidelines, the State Superintendant has abandoned that plan. As usual, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the full story here.

Actually, it's not all good news. Deleting the word "evolution was not the only change made to the science standards. Other portions, relating to a detailed description of natural selection and the origin of life were deleted as well, and there is no word yet about whether they will also be restored.

On a related topic, here's an amusing cartoon on this subject from Mike Luckovich.

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