A pro-creationism Dallas-based organization, the Institute for Creation Research, is seeking permission to train future Texas science teachers and offer a master's degree in science education. That worries some: "What we're seeing here is another example of how Texas is becoming the central state in efforts by creationists to undermine science education, especially the teaching of evolution," said Dan Quinn of the Texas Freedom Network, which opposes the teaching of creationism in public schools.

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