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Science curriculum decision in Pennsylvania may be a first

21 October 2004

The Dover Area School Board (southern Pennsylvania, USA) voted on Monday evening to require the teaching of intelligent design in its public school science classes. As far as we know, it is the first public school district in the USA to do so.

According to the York Daily Record newspaper (Wednesday, October 20), the board voted 6 to 3 to approve the teaching of alternative theories to evolution, “including, but not limited to, intelligent design.” The paper reports that the newly revised biology curriculum states that “students will be made aware of gaps/problems in Darwin's Theory and of other theories of evolution including, but not limited to, intelligent design. Note: Origins of life will not be taught.” (

[TBC: The evidence for design is so great that objective individuals must recognize this, and this is happening around the United States. This decision will certainly face a legal challenge. How ironic that defenders of the evolution status quo cannot let the facts speak for themselves. If the evidence for evolution is so overwhelming (as some claim), why can’t the “facts” of evolution survive comparison to other theories?]