The Arizona Department of Education is considering changes to school science standards, including instances when it may remove or alter references to evolution. The state’s superintendent of public instruction said the proposed changes reflect that parts of evolution are only theory.“Biological diversity” is not evolution. It is biological diversity. Evolution is descent with modification from a common ancestor. By redefining evolution this way the good folks at the Arizona Department of Education demonstrate that they have no idea what biological evolution actually is. The article continues:
The department has replaced some references to evolution with words like “biological diversity” or added qualifiers to the word, according to a draft of the proposed changes.
The standards focus on core science and engineering ideas that teachers then use to form curriculum for public school districts and charter schools, according to the department.
“What we know is true and what we believe might be true but is not proven and that’s the reality,” Douglas said. “Evolution has been an ongoing debate for almost 100 years now. There is science to back up parts of it, but not all of it.”Which parts, exactly? If you cannot even define it correctly, why should we accept that you know which parts cannot be backed up? More bureaucrats sticking their noses in where they don't belong. Hopefully this will not come to pass.