Groups Weigh in Before Evolution Vote in Kansas

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The Associated Press cited Discovery Institute in an article on Kansas science standards published on Nov. 8, 2005:

“Under these standards students will learn more about evolution, not less,” said Casey Luskin, a spokesman for the Seattle-based Discovery Institute, which supports intelligent design research. Luskin added: “Anyone who reads the proposed science standards will see that they deal solely with science, are based on scientific debates in mainstream scientific literature and do not include any alternative theories.”

… The Discovery Institute said Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Pennsylvania also have standards similar to the ones proposed for Kansas. Ohio was the first to adopt them, in 2002. … The proposed standards contain a disclaimer saying they don’t promote intelligent design, which argues that an intelligent cause is the best way to explain some natural features that are well-ordered and complex. However, the standards repeat intelligent design advocates’ arguments against evolutionary theory that natural chemical processes could have created the building blocs of life and that all life has a common origin.

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