Sunday, March 19, 2006

 

We'll never resolve culture wars as long as extremists define debate

"THE PROBLEM with the culture wars is that its generals - even its first lieutenants - are so completely outside the mainstream.

I was reminded of this last week, when the State Board of Education voted to stick with its side in the culture clash with the Education Oversight Committee over the teaching of evolution in 10th-grade biology classes.

For those of you who have been ignoring this issue (as I would have been if it weren't my job to keep up with public education in South Carolina), the EOC wants to teach students to "critically analyze" Darwin. The Board of Education says that's code for introducing intelligent design or even creationism into the high school curriculum." [Evolution]

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