Rick Perry, at a campaign event this week, told a boy that evolution is ‘just a theory’ with ‘gaps’ and that in Texas they teach “both creationism and evolution.” According to a 2009 Gallup study, only 38 percent of Americans say they believe in evolution. If a majority of Americans are skeptical or unsure about evolution, should schools teach it as a mere “theory”? Why is evolution so threatening to religion?
The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is uring residents of Oklahoma who are part of the reality-based community to work together in opposing Senate Bill 554, the latest antievolution effort in that state. If you live in Oklahoma and prefer that the state teaches science in place of superstition in science class, visit Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education for information about how you can help.