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November 21, 2007

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Impact of Darwin on Education

        Dr. John West of the Discovery Institute and author of the recently released book, Darwin Day in America: How our politics and culture has been dehumanized in the name of science, will lead an exciting half-day workshop Saturday, December 1st. This is a great opportunity that we hope you won't pass up.

Darwin's Evolution Revolution: Its Impact on
Science, Education, Crime/Punishment, Poverty, Business, and Life & Death Issues


When: Saturday, December 1st, 9 am to noon
Where:  Christ Presbyterian Church, Room 204, Edina, Minnesota (At Highway 100 and 70th St.)
Cost: $15; Register by calling 612.789.8811, ext. 204 or email.

The Darwininian worldview has impacted critical areas of life, including education, politics, and the study of science with its "evolving" standards of right and wrong, an "evolving constitution," and the stifling of free speech. The National Science Education Standards and the Benchmarks for Science Literacy from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) require teaching evolution as "a unifying concept for science."

What is the impact of stifling genuine academic and scientific criticism of Darwin in the classroom and in the fields of science, history, civics, geography, and sex education? (See "Science Testimony in the Senate," by Dr. Effrem and "Critique of Minnesota Draft Science Standards," by Dr. Ross Olson.)

Dr. John G. West is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and associate director of the institutes Center for Science and Culture. Formerly the chairman of the Department of Political Science and Geography at Seattle Pacific University, West holds a Ph.D. in government from Claremont Graduate University and is the author or editor of several books, including Darwins Conservatives: The Misguided Quest and The Politics of Revelation and Reason. He has been interviewed frequently by the national media, including Time, Newsweek, and the New York Times, and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and C-SPAN

Dr. West is regularly interviewed by the newsmedia on science education policy issues involving evolution and intelligent design, and his comments have been featured in such publications as Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Fox News, CNN, and C-SPAN, and his articles have been published by USA Today, The Dallas Morning News, The Indianapolis Star, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, National Review Online, FoxNews.com,  Policy Review, and many other publications.

Quotes from Charles Darwin:
Eugenics:"With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated. We civilised men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination. No one who has attended to the breeding of domestic animals will doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man."

Morality"The general delusion about free will [is] obvious."


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