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Evolution No Longer Worth Learning, Says Government 698

Davemania writes "New York Times reports that the Evolution biology subject has disappeared from a list of acceptable fields of study for recipients of a federal education grant for low-income college students. The Education department has described this as a Clerical Mistake but others are skeptical about this. 'Scientists who knew about the omission also said they found the clerical explanation unconvincing, given the furor over challenges by the religious right to the teaching of evolution in public schools. "It's just awfully coincidental," said Steven W. Rissing, an evolutionary biologist at Ohio State University.'" As someone who made use of one of those grants to study Evolutionary Biology, I find this more than a little galling.
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Evolution No Longer Worth Learning, Says Government

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  • by sherms ( 15634 ) *
    Hey Bud! Its just a part of Evolution of schools. Its closed minds like that, that hault the ability to learn more perspectives.


    oops, can't teach that any more.
  • Talk about the country moving in the wrong direction. What next Dubya, claiming democrocy will solve our problems in other countries? That would be a good one cause you know it's promoting tolerance, openness, love, and peace in the US. Right?

  • We all way's here about the EVIL religious right and they're dastardly deeds ... never a thing about the secular left ...

    Any time I see that term - I smell bias and ignore the rest of whats said.
    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by be-fan ( 61476 )
      You know why you never hear about the "secular left"? Because by and large, we mind our own business. You don't have leftists putting up shrines to whomever they worship on state property. Down here in Atlanta, I don't get leftists trying to convert me to secularism a couple of times a year. I don't get idiot 16-year old leftist kids coming to my door telling me about their resurrected prophet (16! what the hell does a 16 year old know about ANYTHING, much less the underlying truth of the universe???) Secul
  • Help!
    I'm looking for the button that marks the entire topic -1 Troll, but I can't seem to find it...

    *Off-topic and coherency-free since 2004!*
  • Reminds me of an old joke. A meteor is about to collide with earth, killing everyone. The NYT headline reads:

    Meteor to Annihilate Mankind
    Women and Minorities Worst Affected

    Seriously though, all one needs to do is go to spring break at Daytona Beach to find out the American mainstream is completely uninterested in hearing moral admonishments from anyone. By and large the sky-magic crowd is content to tsk-tsk amongst themselves and talk loudly from time to time. But the States is far too modern to put

  • Is it any surprise they don't want you to learn about Evolution []?

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