Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Stand Up for Science, Stand Up for Kansas!

Last year, the Kansas State Board of Education courageously adopted science standards requiring Kansas students to learn not only about the evidence that supports Darwin’s theory of evolution, but also about the scientific evidence which challenges it. Four other states -- New Mexico, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and South Carolina -- have similar requirements in place. The new science standards simply allowed for students to think, analyze, and speak freely concerning evolution.

Unfortunately, some groups have decided that students are not allowed to think, analyze, and speak freely. These groups are trying to censor Kansas teachers from presenting any evidence critical of evolution. They are even urging school districts to disregard the new science standards. This is why Discovery Institute launched the "Stand Up for Science, Stand Up for Kansas" campaign. If you agree that students should learn about evolution’s weaknesses as well as its strengths, please join with like-minded citizens and stand up in support of the Kansas state science standards. Go to www.standupforscience.com to sign the petition to support the standards in Kansas!

1 comment:

Dave Thomas said...

You are quite wrong about the situation in New Mexico, as shown in this article.

Dave Thomas