I meant to post this a few days ago. Sam Kean: Like a gap in the fossil record, evolutionary biology is missing from a list of majors that the U.S.
August 26, 2006

I meant to post this a few days ago.

Sam Kean:

Like a gap in the fossil record, evolutionary biology is missing from a list of majors that the U.S. Department of Education has deemed eligible for a new federal grant program designed to reward students majoring in engineering, mathematics, science, or certain foreign languages.

That absence apparently indicates that students in the evolutionary sciences do not qualify for the grants, and some observers are wondering whether the omission was deliberate.

The Moderate Voice:

Precisely when was there an official policy change by Congress or announced by the administration to downgrade the theory of evolution in regards to anything coming out of the Department of Education? There wasn't. This is why this administration increasingly is being seen as less of a conservative than a radical one — and that's just in the eyes of some Republicans.

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