NEWS: Evolution Foes Dealt a Defeat

From: Scott Badger (
Date: Thu Aug 03 2000 - 06:48:46 MDT


"Evolution Foes Dealt a Defeat in Kansas Vote

CHICAGO, Aug. 2 -- Voters in Kansas have repudiated
the state school board's removal of human evolution
from the state science standards, making it all but
certain that the decision will be overturned.
In a Republican primary on Tuesday, the voters
defeated three conservative candidates who supported
the decision, made by the Kansas Board of Education a
year ago.

They chose instead, in the first board election since
then, three moderate Republicans who pledged to return
evolution to the standards. And those three will be
running in November against Democrats who hold similar


"Today Mr. Frisby wore a tie that summed up his
feelings. It featured three see-no-evil, hear-no-evil,
speak-no-evil monkeys, with hands covering the eyes,
ears or mouth. A fourth monkey's mouth was agape"

[Me: I want a tee-shirt with that image!]

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