What are the Kansas science standards really about? Kansans will now be able to learn for themselves as three experts will explain why the revised standards were necessary at a series of free symposiums across Kansas. The efforts to mislead Kansas citizens about the state’s new science standards will hopefully be curbed by these symposiums.
“Practically everything opponents have said about these changes is either flat wrong or highly misleading,” said John Calvert, a spokesman for the eight scientist and educators who proposed the changes, and organizer of the symposiums. “Critics falsely claim that ‘the changes remove evolution.’ Wrong! They actually seek to increase the content so that students will be equipped to actually understand the theory.”
Three experts will explain the existing scientific controversies over biological and chemical evolution and how the new Kansas science standards encourage teachers to objectively introduce students to these controversies, as well as showing how the science standards have been systematically misrepresented and why it is important that the public be adequately informed on this issue.
- Angus Menuge, PhD, Philosopher of Science
Dr. Menuge is a philosopher of science and expert on scientific materialism. Read his testimony to the KSBOE here.
- William Harris, Ph.D. Research Biochemist & Professor of Medicine
Dr. Harris is an internationally known biochemist who led the team of scientists and educators who proposed the bulk of the critical changes. He will explain how the changes were developed, proposed and then analyzed during a year-long process that involved the public and scientists and educators from all over the world. Read his testimony to the KSBOE here.
- John H. Calvert, JD, Attorney; Managing Director of Intelligent Design Network, Inc.
Dr. Calvert presented 22 expert witnesses at the KSBOE science hearings in May 2005. Read their testimony to the KSBOE here.
Dates, Times, and Locations:
- Kansas City: July 26, 6:30 – 9:30 PM Olathe Bible Church, 13700 W. 151st St, Olathe, KS 660062 913-764-8280
- Emporia: July 27, 6:30 – 9:30 PM; Victory Fellowship, The Foursquare Church, 693 Road 190, Emporia, KS 66801; 620-342-3676
- Hutchinson: July 28, 6:30 – 9:30 PM TBA
- Dodge City: July 29, 8:30 – 11:30 AM, Dodge City Church of the Nazarene, 1700 W. Ross Blvd, Dodge City, KS 67801
- Hays: July 29, 6:30 – 9:30 PM; Thomas Moore Prep School; 1701 Hall, Hays, KS 67601; 785-625-6577
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