FW: Evolution deleted....

Thu Oct 7 09:29:21 CDT 1999

I'm not entirely sure this issue is as benign as some feel.  If "evolution"
is replaced with "change over time", there is no specification about
*heritiable* change, a very important part of our concept of evolution.  The
loss of the word can be the first step in the loss of the concept.  The
removal of the teaching of  evolution can be easier if the public believes
it's just a matter of making official what seems to already be the case.
"We just want to make sure the schools don't 'slip back' into teaching that
infernal stuff!"

just my 2 cents


Robin K Panza                  panzar at carnegiemuseums.org
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Carnegie Museum of Natural History       fax: 412-622-8837
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