Teaching Evolution

A blog devoted to teaching evolution, both in our schools and in our communities.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The Election in Dover

The Pennsylvania town of Dover (population 1,815) might have the most important election in America this year. (Every time I hear about the L.A. mayor's race, I'm more glad that I don't live there anymore.) The New York Times reports,
At stake are seven seats on the Dover School Board currently held by supporters of a policy approved last fall requiring high school biology students to be made aware of the "intelligent design" theory, an alternative to Darwin's theory of evolution.

If the pro-evolution candidates are smart, they'll make it clear that it's the anti-evolution members of the board who are politicizing this. The pro-evolution folks should run on a platform of high standards across ALL subjects, not just science.

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