Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Evolution wins out in Michigan science curriculum debate

The Detroit Free Press: The State Board of Education on Tuesday approved public school curriculum guidelines that support the teaching of evolution in science classes - but not intelligent design.

Intelligent design instruction could be left for other classes in Michigan schools. But it shouldn't have a home in science class, based on the unanimously adopted guidelines.

"The intent of the board needs to be very clear," said board member John Austin, an Ann Arbor Democrat. "Evolution is not under stress. It is not untested science."

Some science groups and the American Civil Liberties Union had worried that state standards would not be strong enough to prevent the discussion of intelligent design as the course expectations developed over the summer.

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