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Reuters Enters the Land of Oz with Fanciful Coverage of Kansas

If you want to see how bad major media coverage can be, check out this over-the-top story filed by the British news agency Reuters. Titled "Evolution on trial as Kansas debates Adam vs Darwin," the story starts off with the following gross misrepresentation of the Kansas hearings:

More than two dozen witnesses will give testimony and be subject to cross-examination, with the majority expected to argue against teaching evolution.

As pointed out previously on this blog, the scientists who will testify in Kansas are not going to argue against the teaching of evolution. They are going to argue for presenting students with scientific criticisms of Darwin's theory as well as the evidence favoring the theory. Contrary to the fanciful reporting of Reuters, the testimony of these scientists will focus on the challenges posed by modern biology to Darwinism, not on "Adam and Eve."