Oregon: Creationism Continues to Simmer in the Pacific Northwest

In Oregon, whenever a school board considering creationism requests advice from the state's Attorney General, they are told it's illegal. Then the same question pops up in another district. Now in Reedsport, another tactic is being tried — "equal time" for "another scientific point of view." Longtime readers of NCSE Reports can probably guess the next words — a local parent is advocating "intelligent design theory," a citizen's group is reviewing Of Pandas and People, and while the Superintendent is consulting an attorney, he also says he's "pretty excited about student opportunities to debate issues from all sides." (Eugene Register-Guard, September 26, 1995) Local activists have called NCSE for help. Stay tuned....