Monday, March 01, 2004

The Creationist Snowball If it seems like these evolution/creation dust-ups are happening at an alarming freqeuncy these days, it is because they are. Have a look at this editorial from the most recent issue of Science, reproduced at the ARN web site. It documents some of the recent battlegrounds for this issue, most of them previously reported on at this blog. I particualrly appreciated the following quote from biologist Randy Moore:

Scientists should not underestimate the threat to science from such grassroots efforts, says Moore: "In every survey that I've seen data for, 15% to 20% of high school biology teachers teach creationism. University faculty have no idea what is happening in high school classrooms across the country."

Too true, I'm afraid.


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