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Sunday Spotlight (Teaching Evolution) #791346

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 15, 2005
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(Studio: Terry Moran) The debate over teaching evolution in the nation's classrooms examined; map shown of states in the evolution debate; scenes shown from a school near Wichita, Kansas; details given of the religious conservatives' promotion of "intelligent design," which states there must be a higher power & of the 1987 Supreme Court ruling against teaching "creationism." [Teacher Mike STEINART, Kansas school board member Kathy MARTIN†; on "Nightline," Florida State University professor Michael RUSE†, scientist William HARRIS, National Science Teachers Assn. Dr. Gerry WHEELER†- offer views on teaching evolution & other theories.] The pressure on science teachers not to teach evolution noted.

Moran, Terry

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