Intelligent Design falters in Kansas
25 February 2007 Filed in: Darwin News
In 1999 the Kansas Board of Education voted to downplay the importance of evolution in the science curriculum. This culminated in a set of science “standards” prescribed by the board in 2005 that, “challenged the validity of evolution and called it incompatible with religious doctrine.”
After a voter backlash, however, that saw more moderate members elected to the board, the board has just voted by a 6-4 majority to throw out those science standards, which they deemed to be hostile to evolution.
I don’t know who would be prouder: Charles Darwin or Abraham Lincoln? I do know that it is a victory for common sense as much as for democracy.