One of These Things is not Like the Other - Evolution News & Views

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One of These Things is not Like the Other

BY KEITH PENNOCK
Some school boards seem to have confused their role with that of the FDA, placing warning labels on textbooks as though they were a package of cigarettes that should be kept out of the hands of minors.

Fortunately, there's a better way. Rather than noting the scientific controversy over Darwinism by placing stickers on textbooks, we advise that school boards attempt to teach the controversy by augmenting their curriculum using supplemental materials. Ohio and Minnesota followed this approach, and now students there can learn both the strengths and weaknesses in Darwin's theory. And neither state has been drawn into a legal flap. Smart.

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