Evolution in Kansas

Judge dismisses suit over Kansas science standards
December 2, 2014
A federal judge Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit alleging that science standards for Kansas public schools promote atheism and violate the religious freedoms of students and parents.
Kansas prepping for another evolution debate
June 12, 2012
A State Board of Education member who is troubled by science standards being developed that treat evolution as a core concept said Tuesday he expected a vigorous debate on the issue again.
Kansas joins movement toward national education standards
October 24, 2010
Kansas education officials now have joined 37 other states in adopting national proficiency standards for reading and math. And science could be next.
Evolution can’t be ignored in board of ed race
October 21, 2008
The race for the District 4 seat on the State Board of Education heated up Monday over the issue of teaching evolution during a debate. Democrat Carolyn Campbell said she supports the current science standards that teach evolution and would not change them. The 10-member State Board of Education has been embroiled in battles over evolution and intelligent design for years.
Author to discuss evolution in 2 lectures
October 5, 2008
Author David Sloan Wilson is scheduled to deliver two lectures this week Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Writer to give lecture about evolution theory
October 4, 2008
Author David Sloan Wilson is scheduled to deliver a lecture Monday on applying Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution to everyday life.
Student play focuses on monkey trial
June 18, 2008
The topic of human evolution will take the stage starting Thursday as Summer Youth Theatre performs “Inherit the Wind,” a play based on the 1925 Scopes monkey trial.
Kansas vs. Darwin
Documentary examines local school board case that evolved into national controversy
September 14, 2007
In the beginning, God created controversy. And filmmaker Jeff Tamblyn was there to cover it. To clarify, this particular “beginning” took place in 2005 when three members of the Kansas State Board of Education - Steve Abrams, Kathy Martin and Connie Morris - conducted controversial hearings to debate where God belonged in the classroom.
Science standards evolve again
February 14, 2007
New, evolution-friendly science standards for Kansas’ public schools were adopted Tuesday by the State Board of Education, replacing ones that questioned the theory and generated international ridicule.
State board dumps anti-evolution standards
February 13, 2007
The State Board of Education has adopted evolution-friendly science standards.
Dodos flock to Darwin Day celebration
Lecture, film, exhibits pay tribute to evolution
February 13, 2007
For an example of how evolution works, look no further than Richard Schowen’s inflamed sinuses.
KU celebrates the 198th birthday of Charles Darwin
February 12, 2007
KU joined in the worldwide celebration of Evolutionist Charles Darwin today, but not to focus on his birth, but on the scientific progress since his time.
Education board to revisit debate over evolution
February 11, 2007
A day after Charles Darwin’s birthday, scientists, educators and other Kansans expect to mark the occasion again by watching the state school board dump science standards questioning his theory of evolution.
New standards
February 7, 2007
To the editor: On Feb. 13, the Kansas Board of Education will vote on adopting new science standards based on the recommendations of the Science Standards Writing Committee, replacing the intelligent-design-influenced standards passed by the previous board in November 2005.
Dodos’ to flock to campus for Darwin Day
February 7, 2007
The Jayhawk mascot will have some competition Monday at Kansas University: A person dressed as a giant dodo bird will be roaming campus for part of the day.