style="margin-top:40px;" Mind Over Matter: January 2006

Sunday, January 08, 2006

California High Scool Class Pits Evolution Against Religion

FRESNO – A rural California high school jumped into the national debate over teaching an alternative to evolution this week, offering the religion-based theory of "intelligent design" in a philosophy course.

Less than a month after a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled against teaching the theory as science, a divided school board said Frazier Mountain High School in Lebec could teach the four-week winter session class after making the curriculum more philosophical and less scientific.