Evolution Debate

Another showdown is looming, in the state's long-standing dispute over the teaching of evolution.
The state Board of Education plans to vote Tuesday on academic
standards that will direct the development of student tests used to
measure how well Kansas' public schools teach the sciences.
Six of the 10 board members, a conservative majority, have previously endorsed language sought by advocates of intelligent design. That theory says the universe is so complex it must have been created by a higher force.
Advocates of intelligent design theory say the state should give students a more balanced view of evolution. But opponents say intelligent design is just thinly disguised creationism.


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