Evolution finally got the respect it deserves in Florida yesterday. The State Board of Education voted to approve new science standards that explicitly mention the word "evolution" (gasp!) and make clear that it is the "fundamental concept underlying all of biology" (gasp again!)
For various reasons, I've been in and out of the AU office recently, so I've been enjoying the latest developments in the Wiley Drake saga from afar via my home computer.
In honor of Presidents' Day, let's talk presidents.
Religious Right activists devote large amounts of their time and resources to revising history. Certain facts about the nation's founding have been terribly inconvenient for that movement for decades.
Is the Rev. Wiley S. Drake typical of the fundamentalist leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention? As one of the targets of Drake's Baptist fatwah, I have a pressing need to know.
Here we go again.
The College of William & Mary announced this weekend that it will not renew President Gene Nichol's contract later this year. Yesterday Nichol released a moving statement defending the actions which led to his untimely departure.
No one should make the mistake of assuming that President George W. Bush considers himself a lame duck. In fact, Bush is as busy as ever trying to put his cramped view of church-state separation into practice in as many places as possible.
Florida public school officials have hit upon a novel idea: require evolution to be taught in biology classes.