1. Texas Requires Critical Analysis of Evolution.
In a huge victory for those who favor teaching the scientific evidence for and against evolution, the Texas State Board of Education voted in March 2009 to require students to “critique” and examine “all sides of scientific evidence” and specifically required students to “analyze and evaluate” the evidence for major evolutionary concepts such as common ancestry, natural selection, and mutations. “Texas has sent a clear message that evolution should be taught as a scientific theory open to critical scrutiny, not as a sacred dogma that can’t be questioned,” said Dr. John West, Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute. The Texas board was influenced by the testimony of multiple Ph.D. scientists and academics who spoke in favor of objective evolution education, including Charles Garner, Ralph Seelke, Stephen Meyer, Ray Bohlin, Donald Ewert, Sara Kolbe Hicks, and others. This debate is not over, as Darwinist textbook publishers are already defiantly declaring that they intend to “abide by the letter, but not the spirit” of the new standards. ARN’s Kevin Wirth documents over forty media stories that offer a multitude of “cultural spins” on this key decision.
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[Yeah, really. It has been obvious for a century and a half that Darwinism is the creation story of an atheist cult, first originating in Darwin’s fans’ X club, and that the only important question is whether a government is prepared to front it using tax money or whether a court can force that outcome. Under the circumstances, considerable cultural confidence is required to just say no. Or, as I like to put it – a religion that cannot responsibly be denied cannot responsibly be believed either.
Make way, however, for the useful idiots who help the Darwin cult along. You know, Cave Guy bopped his squeeze, and that helped evolution. Oh wait, he didn’t bop her, and that helped evolution too. Is there no end to the folly that counts as science in this area?
When is an adult going to show up? Oops. I meant “when is an adult going to evolve?” Or maybe I didn’t mean that either.
Maybe I really meant … how about this: Just grow up. Let’s be the adults ourselves. Humanity forces moral choices on us. No escape. The right to ask reasonable questions is part of learning to be an adult. That’s why the Texas decision is important.]
Here is the #2 story.
Here are the previous three years’ top ten stories:
2008 Darwin and design
2007 Darwin and design
2006 Darwin and design
ARN also offers “top ten” resources that are worth checking out if you follow the controversy.