Opponents of teaching evolution are formulating new tactics after multiple defeats in court.
Over the last decade, creationism has morphed into “creation science,” then later “intelligent design.” All of these curriculum have been banned. The latest defeat was in 2005, when a federal judge in Pennsylvania banned “intelligent design.”
But, the battle is far from over. The new fight will be in Texas, over science textbooks that teach evolution. The new tactic is a change in the curriculum language. The words “creationism,” “intelligent design,” or “creator” will not appear. Instead, the words are “strengths and weaknesses.”
This summer, the Texas state education board will determine the curriculum for the next decade and decide whether the “strengths and weaknesses” of evolution should be taught.
These people don’t hang it up too easily do they?
The phrases may sound harmless, but this new strategy is taking shape across the nation to undermine the teaching of evolution, and its being driven by Christian fundamentalists. These people insist on having religious content written into scientific curriculum. They just can’t seem to accept the fact that a science class is no place for Jesus, and vice versa. Deal with it. These are different conversations for different forums. Do evolutionists carry their argument into Church? Do they petition to get the bible edited???