Evolution revolution 

Credit: Brad Gregg

As evidence, the National Center for Science
Education recently pointed out that two university departments in
Oklahoma stepped back to Scopes “monkey trial” territory to defend
evolution’s honorable status in higher education.

The
University of Central Oklahoma and Southwestern Oklahoma State
University have separate, if equally unyielding, statements on the
importance of teaching evolution — a move deemed necessary despite the
deaths of several “anti-science” state bills in recent years.

Judging
by an excerpt from the SWOSU science department’s mission statement,
speculation is for liberal arts majors: “We are a science department, so
we do not teach alternative hypotheses or philosophically deduced
theories that cannot be tested rigorously.”

In the “survival of the fittest” theory, evolution still dominates.

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