An update on the evolution debate my home state of Crazyland, aka Texas. Just before the school year, the board of education approved elective courses in Bible for public schools.
Now the state is deciding whether or not to require the teaching of the “strengths and weaknesses” of scientific theories such as evolution.
Really? What year is this? 657?
JTA is reporting that three Reform rabbis testified before the board, urging them to not pass this measure:
On the surface, teaching about the â€˜strengths and limitations of scientific explanationsâ€™â€¦ may not seem like teaching religious beliefs. Yetâ€¦when science teachers answer questions about evolution and origins of life by pointing to the divine or supernatural, they are incorporating religion into science classrooms,” testified Rabbi Ana Bonnheim, assistant director for education at the Union of Reform Judaismâ€™s Greene Family Camp. (MORE)
I guess I left the home while the getting out was good.