Friday, January 04, 2008

National Academy Report Emphasizes Evolution

The Statesman is reporting on a new version of a book by the National Academy of Sciences called Science, Evolution and Creationism that is strongly promoting the teaching of evolution. The article notes:

The report by the National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine follows up on similar past publications, the last of which came out in 1999. The new document includes recently discovered evidence supporting evolution, including an important fossil find.

The report released Thursday also takes swipes at creationism and other anti-evolution views.

"Despite the lack of scientific evidence for creationist positions, some advocates continue to demand that various forms of creationism be taught together with or in place of evolution in science classes," the report says.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has an account with National Academy Press so I am downloading my copy even as I write this. It ought to be a fun read.

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