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Tennessee Academy of Science adds its voice for evolution

The chorus of support for the teaching of evolution continues, with a statement from the Tennessee Academy of Science, "providing a forum for science education and research in Tennessee since 1912."

Emphasizing that "the theory of evolution is a fundamental concept of science, and thus must also be a cornerstone of science education," the statement endorses the teaching of evolution, and adds, "non-naturalistic or supernatural explanations, often guised as 'creation science,' 'scientific creationism,' or 'intelligent design theory,' are not scientific in nature, do not conform to the scientific usage of 'theory,' and should not be included in Tennessee’s science curricula."

The Tennessee Academy of Science's statement is now reproduced, by permission, on NCSE's website, and will also be contained in the fourth edition of NCSE's Voices for Evolution.