TITLE

'Intelligent Design' Goes on Trial in Pa

AUTHOR(S)
Cavanagh, Sean
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Education Week;10/5/2005, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that eleven parents from the Dover, New Hampshire district in south-central Pennsylvania are suing to halt a policy that mandates students be told about intelligent design in a 9th grade biology class alongside the theory of evolution. The case stems from the Dover school board's decision in 2004 to revise the district's science curriculum by requiring that students be made aware of "gaps/problems" in the theory of evolution and be introduced to intelligent design. That concept posits that the development of living things, including humans, shows signs of having been directed by an unnamed master architect, rather than generated by an undirected process of evolution through natural selection and random mutation.
ACCESSION #
18591285

 

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