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Resolution Against Inclusion of Creation Theory in Science Curricula (1972)
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AAAS Resolution: Against Inclusion of Creation Theory in Science Curricula
WHEREAS some State Boards of Education and State Legislatures have required or are considering requiring inclusion of the theory of creation as an alternative to evolutionary theory in discussions of the origins of life, and
WHEREAS the requirement that the theory of creation be included in textbooks as an alternative to evolutionary theory represents a constraint upon the freedom of the science teacher in the classroom, and
WHEREAS its inclusion also represents dictation by a lay body of what shall be considered within the corpus of a science,
THEREFORE the American Association for the Advancement of Science strongly urges that reference to the theory of creation, which is neither scientifically grounded nor capable of performing the roles required of scientific theories, not be required in textbooks and other classroom materials intended for use in science curricula.
Adopted by the Council of the
American Association for the
Advancement of Science
December 30, 1972