Expert education panel sparks doubts

One of the leading proponents of intelligent design and two scientists who say they have doubts about the theory of evolution are among the six-member panel of experts that will be reviewing a set of proposed science curriculum standards expected to be adopted by the state next year.

The draft to be reviewed by the panel of experts was penned by a board-nominated committee of science teachers and curriculum experts who removed language from the state's current curriculum that requires teaching the strengths and weaknesses of evolution, an explanation for the diversity of species in nature.

The three other nominated panelists are University of Texas integrative biology professor David Hillis, Texas Tech University education professor and dean emeritus Gerald Skoog and Southern Methodist University anthropology professor Ronald Wetherington.

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