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550+ Texas scientists and educators agree on teaching evolution

On November 1, 2003, a statement was released urging the Texas Board of Education to resist pressure on it to undermine the treatment of evolution in biology textbooks now under consideration. Signed by over 550 Texas scientists and educators, the statement observes that "Any dilution in textbooks of the overwhelming scientific evidence for evolution should sound an alarm to every parent and teacher."

The statement was sponsored by the American Institute of Physics; the American Institute of Biological Sciences and several of its member societies, the American Geological Institute, and the American Astronomical Society also encouraged their members in Texas to sign the statement.