New tactic would require anti-evolution arguments in textbooks

06/4/2008 | NYTimes.com

As the Texas state school board prepares to debate science textbooks that teach evolution, proponents of creationism increasingly are using a new term, "strengths and weaknesses," to introduce religious objections to the scientific theory. A state-appointed committee of science educators, including district science coordinator Kevin Fisher, will recommend the state board drop the phrase, saying that all of the "weakness" arguments presented on the anti-evolution Web site strengthsandweaknesses.org have been "thoroughly refuted."

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