of teaching origins
in public school science classes
On public school science course content standards, keep in mind the:
distinction between what teachers must teach,
and what they may teach
prevailing notion that evolution is scientific,
and that creation is religious
distinction between scientific weaknesses in evolutionary theory,
and scientific evidence for creation
distinction between requiring discussion of weaknesses
of all scientific theories, and "singling out" evolution
Texas has met those criteria over the years
with these variant wordings of its
public school science course standards:
"examining alternative scientific evidence and ideas to test, modify, verify, or refute scientific theories"
"The student shall be provided content necessary to formulate, discuss, critique, and review hypotheses, theories, laws, and principles and their strengths and weaknesses."
"The student is expected to analyze, review, and critique scientific explanations, including hypotheses and theories, as to their strengths and weaknesses using scientific evidence and information."