Kansas Board Passes Science Standards
The Kansas Board of Education approved science standards for public schools today that allow for students to hear evidence for and against macroevolutionary theory. This made the front page of the Washington Post and will get a lot of attention from the national media, because they love to pick on Kansas. However, Ohio and Minnesota already did the same thing. Not much attention was paid to Minnesota, presumably because it did not fit the red state stereotypes and the Inherit the Wind mythology.
My persistent question is this: what justification is there for insisting that students be taught the evidence for evolutionary theory but banning any information against it, like the fossil record of the Cambrian Explosion, which all mainstream scientists acknowledge? What possible basis can there be for banning this information, when many people view this as extremely relevant to evaluating macroevolutionary theory?
The fairly ominous AP report in the Washington Post is here. A more positive report is here.