Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:42

The Demise of Evolution

Written by Rev. H.A. Bergsma
The Kansas Board of Education voted 6 to 4 on August 11 to remove the subject of evolution from the list of compulsory course requirements for students to pass mandatory tests. The approved guidelines also remove references to the "big bang" theory, which holds that the universe was created from a vast explosion. "It is not good science to teach evolution as fact," Steve Abrams, a member of the state board who rewrote the Kansas education standards, said. The demise of evolution may soon be seen in several other U.S. states as well. Alabama, New Mexico, and Nebraska have made changes in recent years challenging the pre-eminence of evolution in the scientific curriculum. However, Texas, Ohio, Washington, New Hampshire, and Tennessee have considered, but defeated, similar bills.

Michael Coren, a Toronto writer and broadcaster summed it up best perhaps, when in an August 16 article of the London Free Press he considered evolution Òat best a theory, at worst a hoax.Ó

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