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¢ The [Center for Science & Culture][1], which is tied to the pro-intelligent design Discovery Institute, offers this report on the recent talk at Kansas University by Ken Miller, a supporter of theistic evolution.The thing that bothered me the most about Miller's presentation was that he repeatedly stated that "In '99, the Kansas Board of Education took evolution out of the standards". He even said at one point that they were planning to "take evolution out of the curriculum". That is blatantly untrue.[Here's how the Journal-World reported the '99 standards:][2]"New standards don't mandate teaching of evolution; instead that decision is left to the local boards governing the state's 304 public school districts."¢ Teri Leahy, a KU professor, is leading a group of Falun Gong practitioners in a statewide education tour to educate residents about crimes committed by the Chinese government. The group was in Pittsburg Wednesday, and the [Pittsburg Sun][3] wrote this story about them."You try to talk to some people, and they just don't believe what you say," Leahy said. "It just sounds so horrible. In my opinion, this is worse than what Hitler did in World War II."¢ A KU art professor, Carol Ann Arter, has been commissioned to create two short videos that will be used to commemmorate the centennial of Western Kentucky University. The videos will be projected on the sides of campus buildings and walls, the [Bowling Green Daily News][4] reports."I think that people want the truths to be explored without any sort of political or cultural attachment to a particular spin," Carter said.__Carol Ann Carter Learning Profile. An informal photo of her talking to another KU faculty member while making a summer tour of the state of Kansas a few years ago. She is creating two videos, each about 10 to 15 minutes long, that will be projected on walls on campus and on buildings on Fountain Square in downtown Bowling Green eight times between Oct. 20 and Nov. 20. There will also be a gallery display at Western and at the Capitol Arts Center on Fountain Square.¢ Harold Gould, a former KU professor, has written a book examining Indian rights in the United States in the first half of the 20th century, the Web site [IndoLink][5] says.This was also a time when the chief of the bureau of naturalization notified all United States attorneys to oppose actively the granting of naturalization to "Hindoos or East Indians" and to instruct clerks of courts in their districts to refuse to accept declarations of intention or to file petitions for naturalization. Attorneys were also asked to file motions for orders to cancel declarations of intention already filed by Indians. [1]: http://www.evolutionnews.org/2006/09/report_on_ken_millers_talk_aga.html/ [2]: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/1999/aug... [3]: http://morningsun.net/stories/092106/loc_20060921008.shtml [4]: http://bgdailynews.com/articles/2006/09/20/features/stories/features2.txt [5]: http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=092106023422

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