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Victory for evolution? A victory for rational thinking.

July 26, 2012

It’s quite sad when we have to rejoice that the Texas Board of Education has chosen evolution over creationism, but unfortunately that’s the state (no pun intended) of the educational system we’re in.  It’s never a guarantee in Texas that the scientifically-accepted viewpoint will be the one taught in science class.

In a 14-0 vote, the board today approved scientifically accurate high school biology textbook supplements from established mainstream publishers — and did not approve the creationist-backed supplements from International Databases, LLC.

The question has to remain: why is a does it have to come down to a decision between science and creationism in the first place, when we’re talking about a SCIENCE curriculum?  If you want to teach about creationism and religion, keep it in the religious studies class: I don’t see anyone from the NCSE demanding that scientific responses to religious creation myths be taught in religion classes.

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