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  • Popplestone, Ann
    ... From: Steven A. Edinger [mailto:edingers@oak.cats.ohiou.edu] Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 1:06 PM To: Science Education Cc: Weis, Judy Subject: Fwd:
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      FW: FYI -- Kansas

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Steven A. Edinger [mailto:edingers@...]
      Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 1:06 PM
      To: Science Education
      Cc: Weis, Judy
      Subject: Fwd: FYI -- Kansas


      Good news from Lynn Elfner of the Ohio Academy of Science.  Thanks Lynn! - SAE


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      From:                   "Ms. p. Helen Stevenson" <stevenph@...>
      Subject:                Fwd: Kansas vs. evolution

      Subject: Kansas vs. evolution

      DARWINIAN CONCEPTS RETURNING TO KANSAS CLASSROOMS
      from The Associated Press

      TOPEKA, Kan. - A newly elected Kansas Board of Education took a step
      Tuesday toward restoring evolution to state science curricula, more than a
      year after causing an uproar about the teaching of biology and faith.

      After more than two hours of debate, the board decided it would give final
      approval to the new standards at its Feb. 13-14 meeting. No vote was
      taken, but enough members signaled their support for the revised standards
      to guarantee their adoption next month.

      The new science standards would replace ones adopted in August 1999 that
      omitted references to many evolutionary concepts.

      Mr. Lynn E. Elfner
      CEO
      The Ohio Academy of Science
      1500 W Third Ave Ste 223
      Columbus OH 43212-2817
      Outside (614), Phone or FAX toll-free,
      if needed,1-800-OHIOSCI
      Within (614), Phone or FAX (614) 488-2228
      Email oas@...
      URL http://www.ohiosci.org

      "The MISSION of The Ohio Academy of Science is to foster
      curiosity, discovery, and innovation for the benefit of
      society." The Academy is a membership-based, volunteer-driven,
      not-for-profit membership organization uniting all who value
      education, science, engineering, technology and their
      applications.
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      "Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you
      gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his
      own tail. It won't fatten the dog."
      -- Mark Twain, Speech, 11/23/1900

      "The true method of knowledge is experiment."
      -- William Blake

      "Education that consists in learning things and not the meaning of
      them is feeding upon the husks and not the corn."
      -- Mark Twain

      "All great truths begin as blasphemies."
      -- George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and novelist

      "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution."
      -- Theodosius Dobzhansky, 1973
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