Thursday, December 09, 2010

Louisiana Rejects Attempts To Include Material on Creationism In New Biology Textbooks

In Louisiana, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s 11-member Student/School Performance Committee voted 6-1 on Tuesday to approve biology textbooks that teach about evolution.  Fox News reports that the Committee rejected attempts by conservatives to add references to the debate about creationism or intelligent design.  The Louisiana Coalition for Science released a statement saying:
We are pleased and proud that the board has done the right thing. As a result, students in Louisiana public schools will have the most current, up-to-date information about biology, including the theory of evolution, which is the strongest explanation of the history and development of life on Earth ever constructed.
[Thanks to Scott Mange for the lead.]