June 9, 2005

BIOLOGY'S BELLARMINES (via Robert Schwartz):

Evolution debate re-emerges (Catherine Candisky, June 09, 2005, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH)

A doctoral dissertation, of all things, is the latest lightning rod in the battle over teaching evolution in Ohio. Ohio State University is investigating the makeup of a committee set to review the graduate work of a Hilliard Davidson High School biology teacher. The panel is stacked with creationists and the research might be unethical, some OSU faculty members say.

The teacher, Bryan Leonard, helped draft Ohio’s plan calling for "critical analysis of evolution" in high-school science classes. More recently, he testified before the Kansas Board of Education, which is considering a similar proposal.

Leonard’s defense of his dissertation, required for his doctorate in science education, was postponed from Monday.

Play the man, Master Leonard...

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 9, 2005 6:51 PM
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