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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Florida Follow-Up

Representative Marti Coley of Marianna, who says she's been overwhelmed by the response from her constituents over Florida's proposed new science standards, has reportedly said that if the State Board of Education doesn't revise the standards to include the word "theory" alongside "evolution," she'll consider bringing the issue to the Florida Legislature. Future House Speaker Dean Cannon of Winter Park (who believes, ideally, "intelligent design" should be taught in public schools) and state Senator Stephen Wise of Jacksonville (who believes creationism as well as evolution should be taught) say they would support this decision. Gov. Charlie Crist, on the other hand, said he believes the way the current draft of the new standards handles evolution is "just fine." —Heather Wax