August 5, 2006

It's About Time; Erudition #13

The Kansas Board of Education's decision to remove "natural explanations for phenomena" in their science curriculum might be overturned within the next few months, accord to this article from the NY Times:

TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 2 — Less than a year after the Kansas Board of Education adopted science standards that were the most wide-reaching in the nation in challenging Darwin’s theory of evolution, voters on Tuesday ousted the conservative majority on the board that favored those guidelines.

Several of the winners in the primary election, whose victories are virtually certain to shift the board to at least a 6-to-4 moderate majority in November, promised Wednesday to work swiftly to restore a science curriculum that does not subject evolution to critical attack.

It's only the primaries, but still a good sign.

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