No evolution in Kansas

BBC news and The Sydney Morning Herald report that

Public schools in the US state of Kansas are to be given new science standards that cast doubt on evolution.

It seems that teachers have been asked to tell students that Darwinian evolution is an unproven hypothesis and that the universe is too complex as to have been created without the intervention of a superior intelligence. Kansas is the fifth state in the USA to make this decision.

Not only that; it also seems that they have extended the definition of “science” to include supernatural explanations of some phenomena.

Stephen Jay Gould, we dearly miss you!

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