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"Evolution Warnings Don't Stick"

The Los Angeles Times reports that the suburban, Cobb County Board of Education (outside Atlanta, Georgia) has “…abandoned its four-year legal fight to place stickers in high school biology textbooks that say ‘evolution is a theory, not a fact.'”

In a settlement announced Tuesday in federal court, the Cobb County Board of Education agreed never to use any similar “stickers, labels, stamps, inscriptions or other warnings,” or to undermine the teaching of evolution in science classes.

In turn, the parents who sued over the stickers – charging that they promoted religion in science classrooms and violated the separation of church and state – agreed to end all legal action.

“The parents brought the suit because they wanted their children to have proper instruction in science,” said Debbie Seagraves, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia. “It’s pretty clear the parents in Cobb County got what they wanted.”

Hip-Hip…..HORRAY!  Let the saner heads create the science curriculum! 

Sheesh, teaching high school science isn’t, y’know, rocket science. *rimshot*

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