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Entomologists add their voice for evolution

The Entomological Society of America passed a strong resolution on evolution education at its 2005 annual meeting, according to the January 2006 edition of the ESA Newsletter (PDF, p. 4). The resolution describes evolution as "one of the most robust theories in the biological sciences," notes that "no meaningful or significant controversy exists within the biological sciences -- entomology included -- about the centrality of legitimacy of evolutionary theory," and describes "intelligent design" as "neither predictive nor falsifiable and therefore does not meet the standards of science," adding, "Accordingly, intelligent design has no utility in entomology and -- for the same reason -- has no legitimate place in science classrooms at any level of instruction." Founded in 1889, the ESA is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines.