Deleting Darwin

时间:2019-03-07 06:05:00166网络整理admin

A publisher has removed sections on palaeontology and historical geology from a school textbook on the history of Kansas after the State Board of Education voted to remove evolution from its science curriculum (New Scientist, 21 August, p 4). The book for 12 and 13-year-olds originally started with a chapter on fossils, the origins of oil and gas deposits, and an inland sea that once covered the state. The new version will open with the arrival of Native Americans, although this falls slightly before the start of the creationist time scale. The publisher, the nonprofit Grace Dangberg Foundation of Nevada, says it wanted to improve the book’s marketability. “You don’t want to offend any group in Kansas,” says James Bean,