January 4, 2005

Wot, no plate tectonics?

The Earthquake - Could it Happen in the US?

Not in Kansas between August 1999 and February 2001!


"In a dramatic revision of science education in the state, the Kansas Board of Education voted 6-4 last Wednesday to remove almost all mention of evolution from its required curriculum. If the decision stands, one of science's central concepts will be cut from state assessment tests at all grade levels. It will become optional for teachers to cover the origins and history of life on Earth, as well as principles that require Earth to be older than creationists believe. These would include theories of the Big Bang, geologic time, and plate tectonics."
Science News, August 21, 1999
Kansas cuts evolution from the curriculum

"On 14 February 2001, the Kansas Board of Education voted 7-3 to restore evolution to the Kansas science education standards. Also revived by the new standards are the theories of plate tectonics and the Big Bang."
EVOLUTION UPDATES: KANSAS RE-JOINS THE 21ST CENTURY; THE JURY IS STILL OUT ON PENNSYLVANIA, GEORGIA, AND ALABAMA Posted by Martin Sewell at January 4, 2005 12:25 PM | TrackBack