Evolution in Kansas

Moral evolution
January 27, 2007
To the editor: In a recent letter it was claimed that evolution “has not and cannot” provide a moral compass. This assertion is completely and utterly false.
Dodos’ to help mark Darwin birthday
January 19, 2007
Proponents of evolution are planning a birthday bash next month for Charles Darwin at the same time that the State Board of Education will be considering science standards that support evolution.
Wagnon says SBOE to act on evolution in February
January 10, 2007
Bill Wagnon, a Topeka Democrat, was elected Tuesday as chairman of the new moderate-controlled Kansas State Board of Education.
New state board tackles evolution immediately
Wagnon, as expected, is chosen chair
January 9, 2007
Wagnon, as expected, is chosen chair.
As old board departs, new evolution stance takes shape
Moderates set to take control of state education policy
December 14, 2006
Science standards that support evolution could be back on the books in Kansas in as little as two months.
Wagnon: Evolution will return to state board agenda
New board is seated Jan. 9
December 13, 2006
New board is seated Jan. 9
Biologist speaks for intelligent design
December 8, 2006
Penguins, yes. Flagella, no. One of the nation’s leading proponents of intelligent design told a Kansas University audience Thursday that Darwinism or evolution can explain how, in the absence of predators, a bird might lose its ability to fly and begin to walk on the ground.
Speaker: Science above the fray
November 17, 2006
Science isn’t a fighter. Science just is what it is.
Moderates see Corkins ouster, science switch
After election, new majority likely to overturn several recent decisions
August 9, 2006
Moderates who will control the Kansas State Board of Education next year say it’s only a question of time before they start undoing what the conservatives have done, chiefly dumping anti-evolution education standards and maybe the education commissioner, as well.
Election hailed as pro-evolution
August 3, 2006
Kansas voters dealt a blow to national efforts to put creationism in science classes, evolution proponents said Wednesday.
Evolution issue tips board’s balance
Election a moderate success
August 2, 2006
Darwin won. Moderate Kansas State Board of Education candidates pulled off a victory Tuesday, gathering enough might to topple the board’s 6-4 conservative majority.
Lecture series tackles dispute over evolution
Intelligent design advocate finds list of speakers one-sided
August 1, 2006
Kansas University is organizing what some say has been absent in the long, hot battle over the teaching of evolution: dialogue.
Scientist decries ‘smear’ campaign
July 12, 2006
The debate about evolution and intelligent design resurfaced Tuesday at the Kansas State Board of Education meeting.
Group promotes science standards
Campaign coincides with state school board elections
July 8, 2006
The high-powered Discovery Institute, which promotes the theory of intelligent design, said Friday it will launch a campaign to persuade Kansans that controversial science standards approved by the State Board of Education are sound.
Intelligent design advocates to campaign in Kansas
July 7, 2006
A Seattle-based research group that advocates intelligent design said today it will campaign to educate Kansans that the science standards approved by the State Board of Education are sound.