Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Flummoxed by the complexity of science? Just repeat this mantra: Goddidit.

Good enough for the Kansas Board of Education. Good enough for kids in that state.

The New York Times reports:
The fiercely split Kansas Board of Education voted 6 to 4 on Tuesday to adopt new science standards that are the most far-reaching in the nation in requiring that Darwin's theory of evolution be challenged in the classroom.

The standards press beyond the broad mandate for critical analysis of evolution that four other states have established in recent years, by recommending that schools teach specific points that doubters of evolution use to undermine its primacy in science education.

Among the most controversial changes was a redefinition of science itself, so that it would not be explicitly limited to natural explanations.
The supernatural shares space with the Theory of Evolution. Great. Just great.

Read the complete set of standards for science education in Kansas, in somewhat-handy .pdf form. It's just a click away.

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