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Evolution in Kansas

Evolution, religion comments put heat on department spokesman
May 26, 2006
Normally, a government spokesman helps deliver news. But David Awbrey, the mouthpiece for the Kansas State Department of Education, is making the news following his comments about science, evolution and religion at a recent public forum.
Documentary has origins in evolution ‘dramatics’
May 8, 2006
A year ago the national spotlight was on Kansas and a hearing in Topeka where one of the most intense debates on the theory of evolution was unfolding since the 1925 Scopes “monkey” trial.
Author: ID backers aim to be in all aspects of life
April 20, 2006
Intelligent design proponents plan to drive a wedge into all aspects of cultural and academic life, a prominent philosophy professor and ID proponent said Wednesday.
Speaker to address scientific thinking
April 19, 2006
Barbara Forrest, professor of philosophy at Southeastern Louisiana University, will present “The Naturalism of Science: The Only Way that Works” at 7:30 p.m. today at the Dole Institute of Politics on Kansas University’s west campus.
Ex-official helps erect anti-evolution billboard
March 23, 2006
Dave Penny isn’t shy. Everybody knows he thinks evolution is a bunch of hooey.
Series to focus on science standards
March 17, 2006
Hume Feldman gets hot under the collar when he thinks about the Kansas State Board of Education’s changes to the definition of science in the public school science standards. “Redefining science?” the Kansas University professor said. “Who are you? Where do you come from? The arrogance is just unbelievable.”
Rival science standards emerge in evolution debate
March 15, 2006
School districts looking for science standards now have a choice.
State board member decides not to run again
March 15, 2006
A southeast Kansas member of the State Board of Education has announced she will not stand for re-election.
Magazine to feature article on Mirecki
February 21, 2006
Kansas University Professor Paul Mirecki continues to make headlines months after he first proposed teaching a religious studies course on intelligent design.
KU profs support evolution skepticism
Three faculty members sign petition voicing need to question theory
February 21, 2006
Three KU Medical Center doctors are among more than 500 doctorate holders who have signed a petition voicing skepticism of evolution.
Speaker: Evolution not open to debate among scientists
Intelligent design is religiously motivated, nonprofit official says
February 1, 2006
The head of the National Center for Science Education said Tuesday there is no debate over evolution - at least not in the realm of science.
Film on ID, evolution premieres Thursday
February 1, 2006
The world premiere of a documentary covering a statewide controversy - the fight over evolution and intelligent design - will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday in Overland Park. The show is already sold out.
Is Kansas court battle over intelligent design next?
Attorneys in Pa. case see similar arguments from creationists
January 29, 2006
Intelligent design proponents were trounced in Pennsylvania and can be defeated here in Kansas, the lawyers who successfully battled the Dover, Pa., case said Saturday.
Forum to address intelligent design
January 26, 2006
The lawyers who successfully battled to keep the teaching of intelligent design out of Dover, Pa., public science classrooms will speak Saturday at a forum titled “Intelligent Design, Kansas Science Education, and the Law.”
Speaker stands behind theory
January 24, 2006
Intelligent design proponent William Dembski stood on an empty stage Monday at the Lied Center.