As the debate over how to teach evolution continues, two new radio commercials promoting www.standupforscience.com and the online petition to Ã¢â‚¬Å“Stand up for Science, Stand up for KansasÃ¢â‚¬Â will air this weekend across Kansas.
One ad features molecular biologist Jonathan Wells, explaining that Ã¢â‚¬Å“it is imperative to understand both the evidence for and against a scientific theoryÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ as a scientist, I am standing up for science education policies that require students to learn both the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence that supports DarwinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s theory, as well as the scientific evidence that challenges it.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The second commercial features Kansas public school science teacher Jill Gonzalez Bravo who was also recently interviewed for the ID The Future Podcast about her support for Kansas’ new science standards.
The commercials will air periodically over the next six weeks. Remember to tell your friends to sign the petition.