Wednesday August 11 2:00 PM ET
Kansas Board Votes To Bar Evolution
By Carey Gillam
TOPEKA, Kan. (Reuters) - The Kansas
Board of Education rejected
evolution as a scientific principle
Wednesday, dealing a victory to
religious conservatives who are
increasingly challenging science
education in U.S. schools.
The 10-member board, ignoring pleas
by educators and established
scientists, voted six to four to
embrace new standards for science
curricula that eliminate evolution
as an underlying principle of
biology and other sciences.
``Evolution has been removed,''
board member Janet Waugh, who opposed
the new standard, said in a packed
conference room near the
state capitol. ``Instead of Kansas'
curriculum having more and more
credibility, it will have less
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