Science Standards: A Tale of Two Places

November 15, 2005 1 min read

The Kansas board of education recently approved state science standards that encourage criticism of the theory of evolution. The revised standards emphasize the controversial nature of evidence supporting evolutionary theory.

Meanwhile, voters in Dover, Pa., ousted all eight school board incumbents who supported the teaching of “intelligent design.” Some claim the election results were a sort of referendum on the controversial issue — sending a clear message that voters think intelligent design is a masked creationist theory inappropriate for school standards and classrooms.

What are your thoughts on the Kansas board’s decision? Should intelligent design be included in science standards?

A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.