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Creationism Among New Proposals for Public School Science Materials

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AUSTIN, Texas - This summer the Texas State Board of Education will choose from a list of proposals by publishers, recently made public, for classroom instructional materials for new science standards it adopted two years ago.

Dan Quinn with the Texas Freedom Network, one of the groups examining the proposals, says some of the materials listed read like weapons in the culture wars. He points to a New Mexico-based publisher who's offering an online science curriculum with a decidedly religious perspective.

"The arguments are straight-up intelligent-design creationism: An intelligent force has to be behind the development of life." Federal courts have blocked such science materials in the past. " (contd.)  

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