Recently, there has been fuss over a working group meeting addressing the state’s evolution standards.
The NCSE is troubled, but this just sounds like solid science. I’m all for critical analysis of data, evaluating conclusions, and rigorous scientific inquiry.
John Searle, the eminent professor of philosophy at U.C. Berkeley, once said that "there is a sense in which materialism is the religion of our time."
It takes guts to empower students to explore hot topics. Sacred cows may be tipped. But there’s no learning, and no innovation, without some risk to the status quo.