Friday, June 03, 2005

GET WITH IT... ALL YOU SMART PEOPLE OUT THERE .. DON'T LET THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT TAKE AWAY SCIENCE AND LET THE U.S. FALL BEHIND IN THE WORLD... THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING... TAKE A STAND! SEE BELOW

EVOLUTION IN SCHOOLS IS ENDANGERED SPECIES
The current debate in Kansas over how to teach evolution gives credence to
"quack science" and endangers good science education when it is most
needed, says a Swarthmore College evolutionary biologist. He also
dismisses claims that evolution is "just a theory" that science textbooks
should treat as unsound or open to debate. "Evolution is a 'theory' like
gravity is a 'theory,'" says Colin Purrington. To combat what he sees as
religious fundamentalism harming science education, Purrington has made
available on the Web a series of resources for public school science
teachers and their supporters. Included are news items on evolution cases
around the country, a list of gifts for "brave science teachers,"
editorial cartoons, and t-shirts and stickers of Charles Darwin. He also
plans to have his students design exhibits on evolution for children.
http://www.swarthmore.edu/NatSci/cpurrin1/evolk12/evoops.htm

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