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RV: Sagan: What's New for Feb 16, 2001...o no hemos comentado esto?
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 15:10:56 -0500 (EST)
From: "What's New" <whatsnew en aps.org>
Subject: What's New for Feb 16, 2001
1. EVOLUTION: CHARLES DARWIN IS ALIVE, AND LIVING IN KANSAS! In
August 1999, the Kansas State Board of Education eliminated not
only evolution, but the Big Bang and plate tectonics as well,
from the science standards (WN 13 Aug 99). As in other states
where religious conservatives have gained control, the action of
the school board embarrassed the majority of voters of Kansas,
who got rid of the fossilized members of the board at the first
opportunity (WN 4 Aug 00). This seemed to assure that evolution
would be restored, and yesterday the new board did just that,
approving the new standards by a 7 to 3 majority