Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The End of Anti-Evolution Education in Texas?

-C. Paula de los Angeles

It's 2009. And there are still debates in Texas over the teaching of evolution. However, two anti-evolutionary bills House Bill 2800 and House Bill 4224, died in the lone star state at the beginning of this month.

House Bill 2800 concerned the possibility of the Institute for Creation Research to award masters of science degrees by exempting them from regulations that other degree-granting institutions ahve to follow.

House Bill 4224 concerned restoring the "strengths and weaknesses" of Texas education standards. Earlier this year, the education board included rhetoric that would still allow creationist thinking. However, one of the men in charge holding his belief, Don McLeroy is soon to be ousted.

In some ways, I can't believe that this is the year 2009, celebrating the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species, and a debate still exists. Oh well.

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