Sunday, June 12, 2005

National Academies tackle "Intelligent Design" head on

An article in Wired discusses an effort by the US National Academies (of Science, Engineering, and Medicine) to help science teachers deal with attacks by proponents of ID.
Seeking to quell a growing movement to teach creationism in U.S. schools, the National Academies has unveiled a new section of its website dedicated to teachers' resources on evolution.

"The theory of evolution is one of science's most robust theories, and the National Academies has long supported the position that evolution be taught as a central element in any science education program," said a statement released by the organization Thursday.

The site was designed "to confront advocates of intelligent design, which is not a science," according to National Academies spokesman Bill Kearney.

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