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2009-02-16 23:09:32

A professional organization of scientists says it will not to hold its convention in New Orleans because of concern over Louisiana law on science education. The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology -- which has more than 2,300 members -- notified Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal it will meet in Salt Lake City in 2011, bypassing New Orleans partly because of the 2007 Science Education Act, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported Monday. SICB President Richard A. Satterlie of the...

2008-07-03 12:00:20

By Terrence Stutz, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 3--AUSTIN -- A former state science curriculum director on Wednesday sued the Texas Education Agency and Education Commissioner Robert Scott, alleging she was illegally fired for forwarding an e-mail about a lecture critical of the movement to promote intelligent design in science classes. Christina Comer, who lost her job at the TEA last fall, said in a suit filed in federal court in Austin that she was terminated for contravening an...

2005-10-05 18:40:49

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Early drafts of a student biology text contained references to creationism before they were replaced with the term "intelligent design," a witness testified Wednesday in a landmark trial over a school system's use of the book. Drafts of the textbook, "Of Pandas and People," written in 1987 were revised after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June of that year that states could not require schools to balance evolution with creationism in the classroom, said Barbara...

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2005-03-07 10:40:00

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- The U.S. science community is embroiled in a caustic fight over the theory that a higher intelligence and not Darwinist evolution is largely responsible for life on Earth. Intelligent design, which holds that only an unspecified superior intellect can account for the complexity of life forms, is increasingly appearing in science forums and journals as an alternative to evolution theory. Evolution has been widely accepted ever since Charles Darwin's "Origin of Species"...


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