…the state Board of Education approved science standards for public schools Tuesday that cast doubt on the theory of evolution.
The new standards say high school students must understand major evolutionary concepts. But they also declare that the basic Darwinian theory that all life had a common origin and that natural chemical processes created the building blocks of life have been challenged in recent years by fossil evidence and molecular biology.
In addition, the board rewrote the definition of science, so that it is no longer limited to the search for natural explanations of phenomena.
I guess if science is no longer limited to the search for natural explanations of phenomena, then that would make it easier to cast doubt on the theory of evolution.
I have attended quite a few New Orleans School Board meetings. And even with all the craziness that usually occurs there, I have never heard anyone propose to rewrite the definition of science so they can inject intelligent design (a.k.a. creationism) into the classrooms. We must have more members of the posse here.