Sunday, February 22, 2009
In the Ranks
I'm all for exposing students to some of the philosophical, religious and political issues surrounding the challenges to evolution -- as part of studying the history of science, for example. But at a time when American high school students rank 27th among students from developed nations in scientific literacy, and in the face of environmental crisis and economic uncertainty, the United States can't afford for biology classrooms to be church-state war zones.
- Charles C. Haynes, senior scholar at the First Amendment Center, "Stick to science," Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser, February 21, 2009