Evolution is Theory Fact

Monday, November 08, 2004

From the Associated Press:

ATLANTA - A trial opened Monday over whether a warning sticker in suburban Atlanta biology textbooks that says evolution is "a theory, not a fact" violates the separation of church and state by promoting religion.

The sticker reads, "This textbook contains material on evolution. Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered."
Well, evolution is a theory, not a fact; so what's wrong with including a sticker in a textbook that says so? Ah, because according to the secularists the school board is somehow "promoting religion."

A 1987 Supreme Court ruling tells us that creationism is a religious belief, and, along with evolution, cannot be taught in public schools. The sticker does not "teach" creationism, therefore no violation has been committed. If anything, making a point that evolution is just a theory that should be "carefully and critically considered" balances out the possibility that evolution is taught. And that my friends, despite wishful thinking by the secularists, would be a violation of the Constitution.