Texasâ€™ longtime science curriculum adviser, Christine Comer, was ousted by Texas Board of Education officials last month for forwarding an e-mail about a talk by a professor who debunks â€œintelligent designâ€ and creationism. The board members accused Comer of not being â€œneutralâ€ in the evolution debate.
Why should she be?
As the New York Times argued, â€œSurely the agency should not remain neutral on the central struggle between science and religion in the public schools. It should take a stand in favor of evolution as a central theory in modern biology. Texasâ€™ own education standards require the teaching of evolution.â€
Those standards are up for review next year, and intelligent design proponents on the board are expected to fight to insert ID views into the curriculum, another likely reason Comer was forced out.
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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