Thursday, August 24, 2006

 

US Department of Education 'overlooks' evolution

The New Scientist: Evolutionary biology is mysteriously missing from the list of undergraduate subjects eligible for a US federal grant.

The department of education claims the omission is simply a mistake and insists that US students taking evolutionary biology majors are eligible for the grants. However, the incident has left pro-evolution campaigners wondering whether evolutionary biology was deliberately eliminated from the list by people who find Darwinian evolution impossible to reconcile with their own religious beliefs.

"I have reason to believe there is a serious problem here," physicist Lawrence Krauss of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, told New Scientist.

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