Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Too Much Science for Rogers Public Schools

The Rogers School Board approved 21 science textbooks for use in Rogers public schools, but that might be too much science and not enough Genesis for some local folks. Rogers School Board President Joye Kelley says she wants a district committee to review a set of supplemental materials that attack evolutionary theory then recommend whether to incorporate the materials into the district’s secondary science curriculum.

To offset the scientific evidence of evolution presented in all 21 high school science textbooks, a local dentist wants students exposed to a 36-page handout and a corresponding DVD produced by the Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture, a Seattle outfit that spends $1.6 million a year looking at Intelligent Design and Creationism arguments. These are the materials that Kelley wants reviewed for consideration. She should also ask the school board's attorney to review the cost of certain litigation.

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