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Endorsement
12.16.2015

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (1982)

The incorporation of creation science within the science curriculum raises serious legal issues in light of the constitutional doctrine requiring separation of the church and state and sec. 115.28(2), Wis. Stats. This statute requires the State Superintendent to exclude all sectarian instruction and materials from the public schools of this state. In the context of science teaching, the only federal court to consider the question has ruled that the creation science view is inherently religious in character and, accordingly, cannot constitutionally be presented as a scientific explanation

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Endorsement
12.16.2015

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction *

The Department of Public Instruction affirms:

  • The nature of science is a way of knowing about the natural world. Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Science, Standard B states:
    "Science is ongoing and inventive, and that scientific understandings have changed over time as new evidence is found."
    Science is the quest for knowledge that takes the form of naturalistic concepts and the laws and theories related to those concepts.[1] The knowledge gained from scientific endeavors is expected
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