In Kansas, A Sharp Debate on Evolution evolutionary theory on trial Thursday in a hearing marked by sharp exchanges over Earth's origins.
Background on the evolution hearings held by the Board of Education of Kansas in May.
Intelligent design is a cleverly packaged form of creationism which the religious right is attempting to sneak into public classrooms through a.
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In virtual unanimity, the scientific community rejects the credibility of intelligent design. The definition would appear in the introduction to the state's science standards. Design theory promises to reverse the stifling dominance of the materialist worldview, and to replace it with a science consonant with Christian and theistic convictions. The theory of evolution says that changes in species can lead to new species, and that different species, including man and apes, have common ancestors. The debate is the highest-profile confrontation over evolutionary theory in years, pitting the impassioned corps of anti-Darwinists against a scientific establishment that considers the evidence of the chemical and biological origins of life to be beyond dispute.