Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Florida Approves Science Standards

The Florida Board of Education approved the standards teaching evolution in schools. Mark Caputo of the Miami Herald writes:

For the first time ever, evolution is to be taught clearly and explicitly in Florida classrooms now that the state Board of Education approved a batch of new science standards Tuesday that mention the ''E'' word. But there's a catch: The subject will be taught as ``the scientific theory of evolution.''

Doesn't ANYONE down there know what the word "theory" means? From, here we go:

theory (a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena) "theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses"; "true in fact and theory"

At this point, Florida needs to figure out how to move forward.

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