Teaching Evolution

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

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

National Academies Fights the Good Fight--For Now

The National Academies are standing firm in their support of evolution.

"The theory of evolution is one of science's most robust theories, and the National Academies have long supported the position that evolution be taught as a central element in any science education program," the Academies said in a statement.

"Over the past several years, however, there has been a growing movement around the country to include non-scientifically based 'alternatives' in science courses," it added.


I don't mean to sound pessimistic, but can this last? Won't it only be a matter of time before the federal government decides that the National Academies deserve scorn rather than respect because they've dared to take a stand on evolution? And when that happens, won't the National Academies back down?

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