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The Battle to Keep the Good Stuff In: Evolution and Climate Change
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.
October 25, 2013
In the face of overwhelming legal resistance, creationist strategy has shifted from trying to get overt religion into the classroom, to trying to discredit evolution. Whether such a strategy will survive legal challenge has not yet been tested in courts. But in many places, evolution is still not taught, or taught inadequately. The Next Generation Science Standards, if adopted by states, may be helpful in getting evolution taught, but there is vigorous opposition in many places over their adoption. The NGSS also call for teaching climate change, and here the opposition to good science takes another form. It’s an ideological opposition, but not predominately a religious one.
the Center for Inquiry
the Council for Secular Humanism
and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
For more information:
visit the CFI Summit webpage