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Kansas evolution decision got widespread criticism and praise

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  • Ian Pitchford
    The Kansas City Star Kansas evolution decision got widespread criticism and praise By KATE BEEM - The Kansas City Star Date: 07/01/00 22:15 It was shades of
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      The Kansas City Star
      Kansas evolution decision got widespread criticism and praise
      By KATE BEEM - The Kansas City Star
      Date: 07/01/00 22:15

      It was shades of H.L. Mencken.

      In the days following the Kansas Board of Education's decision last summer to
      de-emphasize evolution in state science standards, commentators from around the
      world gleefully proclaimed Kansas full of hayseeds.

      Like Mencken, who with biting commentary covered the 1925 Scopes "Monkey Trial"
      in Tennessee for the Baltimore Sun, editorial writers and cartoonists from Los
      Angeles to London found a plethora of ways to poke fun at what was happening in
      "fly-over" land.

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      http://www.kcstar.com/item/pages/story,local/37749438.701,.html
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