Thursday, 17 June 2010

Some great news from Nebraska!

NCSE (US National Center for Science Education) reports that the Nebraska Board of Education has proposed new state science education standards to be voted on this summer, which includes evolution being taught in a rational and scientific way, with no mention of creationism or ID.

Three members of the Nebraska Board of Education say they're not aware of any effort by board members or the public to include intelligent design in Nebraska's new science standards.
So there are sensible states in the US; states not subject to the whim of fairy stories or otherwise living in fantasyland.
Evolution is the bedrock on which much of modern science is built. Everything from government policy to agricultural biotechnology, medical advances to ethics issues can require an understanding of evolutionary principles and findings. Children who lack a solid background in the fundamentals of modern science can be at a considerable disadvantage.
It's really good to be able to report something so positive. Hooray for Nebraska!

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