Science Teachers Association of New York State

Move that we reject the proposal made by the Scientific Creationist movement that creationism be taught in our schools as a scientific alternative to Darwinian evolution. This clearly oversteps the separation of church and state as outlined in the Constitution of the United States. Another reason we must reject this proposal is that creationism is not science and therefore has no place in the science classroom.

The Science Teachers Association of New York State supports the theory of evolution as outlined in the New York State Biology Syllabus (September 1968, pages 86-90: Unit 6, Parts II B and C), and the evidence for evolution as outlined in the New York State Biology Syllabus (September 1968, pages 84-85; Unit 6, Part I A, B, C, D, and E).