Joined: Nov. 2005
If last month's school board elections in Ohio weren't enough, then this should put the final nail in the coffin. . .
|COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Bob Taft said the four people he appoints to the state school board before he leaves office will support science lessons that focus on evolution and not intelligent design.|
“I want people who are really committed to teaching good science in school, and I think that intelligent design does not play a role in the science curriculum,” he told The Columbus Dispatch for a story Wednesday.
Intelligent design argues that DNA and other aspects of life are so complex that they’re best explained as the intervention of a higher power.
The Ohio Board of Education voted in October to end its debate over whether students should be taught to challenge evolution, but the topic was revived as a campaign issue. In November, voters picked five of the board’s 11 elected seats.
The governor appoints eight members of the 19-person board. The terms of four members expire Dec. 31; Taft leaves office Jan. 7.
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