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New York Times on Kansas: "Darwinism Goes on Trial"

This morning's New York Times article on Kansas has a much improved title, and despite its failure to report on the substance of the science testimony that took place yesterday, the article does drop good hints about what went on, such as:

a parade of Ph.D.'s testified Thursday about the flaws they saw in mainstream science's explanation of the origins of life. It was one part biology lesson, one part political theater, and the biggest stage yet for the emerging movement known as intelligent design.

The Times also makes clear--sort of--that the proposed changes to the Kansas science standards do not call for the teaching of intelligent design. Finally, the article ends with the following splendid quote from doctoral chemist Charles Thaxton, a Discovery Institute Fellow:

"There is no science without criticism," said Charles Thaxton, a chemist and co-author of the 1984 book "The Mystery of Life's Origin: Reassessing Current Theories."

"Any science that weathers the criticism and survives is a better theory for it," Mr. Thaxton said.