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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Lincoln Arts <lincarts>
> To: <artsednet.edu>
> Sent: Friday, August 13, 1999 3:28 PM
> Subject: Re: Fw: creationism vs. evolutionism
> > I certainly don't want to get into a philosophical (sp?) discussion of
> > religion on this site (those discussions haven't always gone over too
> > on this site in the past).
> I understand what you're saying, but isn't it a sad state of affairs when
> such discussions do not 'go over well' on an educational discussion list?
> If teachers/educators were to be involved in any pursuit related to their
> profession, shouldn't it be this?
> Yes, your spelling was correct.
> > However, .... Hasn't the Kansas state school board determined that
> > tests will not have science questions that allude to/cover evolution in
> > way?
> Strange, indeed. Do you, or anyone, have any idea why the state board
> take such a stand? Is everyone aware of what Darwin discovered, how and
> why, and why he was so vehemently attacked by the church and religious
> factions? What did Darwin find, and what did it imply?
> > And if that is true, doesn't this mean that most districts won't have
> > it taught in the classroom because they'll want teachers to concentrate
> > teaching what WILL be on the tests?
> This would not be a surprising consequence. Most schools are doing just
> that with the new proficiencies. Perhaps if we put questions which
> critical thought on the state tests, schools and teachers would teach
> thinking. What do you all think?
> Larry Parker