Creationism in Texas (almost) dead

Board narrowly comes down on side of science


 

The Texas State Board of Education has voted to eliminate wording that invites students and teachers to question the “strengths and weaknesses” of scientific theories, which has been used for the past 20 years to question the validity of evolution. In a tight eight to seven vote, board members decided to get rid of the contentious wording. But before last week’s deliberations ended, the creationist contingency slipped in several clauses which cast doubt on the fossil record as proof of evolution. Scientists are hopeful the offending amendments will be removed when the board approves the final text of the draft in late March.
ABC News


 
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