Debate Evolves over Biology Lessons; Ohio Considers Adding 'Design'
Byline: Larry Witham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The Ohio School Board is considering teaching high school science students that some scientists believe parts of biological life are "designed" - not evolved from a single ancestor by blind chance as declared by Charles Darwin.
Next month, it will be the first school board to consider adding to its statewide standards the "intelligent design" theory, which advocates say explains complex parts of biology that are elusive in Darwin's evolution paradigm.
Critics of the theory, such as the newly formed Ohio Citizens for Science, say intelligent design is simply a new form of creationism because it implies a higher …
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