October 13, 2006
Science and Public Engagement
In spite of some apparent victories for science — like the primary election that should install a mostly moderate State Board of Education in Kansas, which in turn should mean an end to the effort to include intelligent design as a theory in science curricula for the state's public schools — scientists may be losing ground with the public on such vital issues as the teaching of evolution or the need for research on stem cells.
The abutment of science with moral or
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