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School Board Rejects Change in Evolution Policy

Washakie County School District #1 will not change its treatment of evolution. According to an Agape Press report, the board has voted 5-2 not to adopt a new policy on teaching biology. The proposed policy would have labeled evolution "only a theory and not a fact ", and continued "Teachers shall be allowed in a neutral and objective manner to introduce all scientific theories of origin and the students may be allowed to discuss all aspects of controversy surrounding the lack of scientific evidence in support of the theory of evolution " Board member Tom Ball, a supporter of the rejected change, was quoted by Agape Press as saying that "he will not give up the fight" and "other theories of origin could be taught provided they are supported by scientific evidence, Ball says, 'which means intelligent design.'"