Fifty-two Ohio Scientists Call for Academic Freedom on Darwin’s Theory

Note: This list of 52 scientists was assembled by Jody Sjogren and Robert DiSilvestro of Ohio. Discovery Institute is pleased to help in publicizing this list. Contact:Jody Sjogren (614) 485-8000 metstudios@mindspring.comRobert DiSilvestro (614) 292-6848 disilvestro.1@osu.edu To Enhance the Effectiveness of Ohio Science Education, as Scientists … We Affirm: That biological evolution is an important scientific theory that should be taught Read More ›

Boehner / Chabot Letter to Ohio Dept. of Education

Original Copy of the Boehner / Chabot Letter (PDF format, ~540k) Ms. Jennifer L. SheetsPresidentOhio State Board of Education25 South Front StreetColumbus, OH 43215-4183 Mr. Cyrus B. Richardson Jr.Vice PresidentOhio State Board of Education25 South Front StreetColumbus, OH 4315-4183 Dear Ms. Sheets and Mr. Richardson: We are writing to comment on recent Ohio School Board hearings regarding the teaching of Read More ›

Panel Approves Science Guidelines

Columbus — A State Board of Education committee yesterday approved a set of science standards that struck a delicate balance between teaching evolution and allowing for classroom debate of the theory. The nine-member standards committee has been struggling for 10 months to find the best way to teach Ohio’s 1.8 million public school children about the origin and development of Read More ›

Keeping Up With the Science That Goes Beyond Darwin

I’ve never been able to fathom evolution OR the Genesis story of creation, so I am amused by the controversies that still erupt over how schools teach the origin of life on planet Earth.At the moment, attention — most of it mocking — is on Cobb County, Georgia, where the School Board wants to expose students to alternative theories of Read More ›

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Teach All the Evidence

After months of rock ’em, sock ’em public debate followed by a quiet summer, the vote on new science standards for Ohio public schools is coming down to the wire. The fight — as in several other states — centers on what students will learn about the origins of life. On Monday, the standards committee of the Ohio Board of Read More ›

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Intelligent Design vs. Darwinism: Theories in Collision

Cynical lawyers have a maxim: When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When neither is on your side, question the motives of the opposition. The latter seems to be the strategy of die-hard defenders of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, now that the State Board Read More ›

Santorum Language on Evolution

Congressional Conferees Language on Controversies Such as Evolution(Revised “Santorum Amendment”):2001-107th Congress-1st Session-House of Representatives Report-107 334 No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Conference Report to accompany H.R. 1 The Conferees recognize that a quality science education should prepare students to distinguish the data and testable theories of science from religious or philosophical claims that are made in the name Read More ›