Fight over Teaching Evolution in Texas Fizzles

Friday, 22 Jul 2011 06:20 AM

 

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Unlike the fiery debate that erupted two years ago, an expected fight about teaching evolution in Texas schools has likely been avoided by state education officials.

Texas State Board of Education members are expected take a final vote Friday on minor changes that were unanimously approved Thursday to new science materials.

The Republican-dominated board drew national attention in 2009 when it adopted science standards encouraging schools to scrutinize "all sides" of scientific theory, a move some creationists hailed as a victory.

Although the board still could make changes Friday, members are predicting few fireworks.

Materials that didn't make the recommended list include an electronic textbook with lessons on intelligent design. That theory suggests life on Earth is so complex it was guided with the help of an intelligent higher power.

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