It's a windy November afternoon in the parking lot of the brand new Giant supermarket in Dover, Pennsylvania where locals are simply trying get on with their daily lives, loading groceries into their cars. And the press is after them, again.
"We’re tired of hearing about it," says one local. "It's kind of like we're a national joke. I think it's time to put it to rest. We have all lost our sense of proportion in allowing this topic to overwhelm everything else."
Intelligent Design in the Classroom
How should we teach evolution in our schools? For some, the question is better phrased, should we teach evolution? Should we teach the controversy over Darwinian evolution? Nearly all biologists regard evolution as a settled matter. There's no argument in science journals about whether living things had common ancestors. Yet despite the consensuses, intelligent design has spread into the classroom.
The Evolution of Science
In November 2005, Kansas became the fifth state to change its science standards to include "other explanations" for the origins of life on earth.
The Kansas Board of Education took a new tack: to change the definition of science so that it’s not restricted to natural explanations, but leaves room for supernatural causes.