Re: Creationists win the schools in New Mexico

Buck (
Sat, 31 Aug 1996 23:25:58 -0700

Bryant wrote:
> I want to make sure that this thread's readers are made aware that I
> (accidentally) exaggerated the gravity of the situation in NM.
> Creationism is *not* mandated by the new school board
> guidelines--evolution has simply been removed as a requirement for
> biology classes. The issue of creationism is "left open" to the
> individual teachers.
> Bryant

The recent decision poses an interesting problem; it has the potential to
become the larger issue discussed, removing evolution from science
classes. The alternative as to what to teach would be to not mention
evolution or creationism thus allowing individuals decided for themselves
how they fit into the world.

A stand needs to be taken or this type of situation, if left unaddressed,
could eventually lead to the pohibition of teaching evolution (and plate
techtonics, Bing Bang, etc.).

"...(accidently) exaggerated the gravity...," I think not.