The theme of Darwin Week this year is “Teaching the Controversy.”
From the fall of 2013 through most of 2014, the agencies responsible
for developing the science curriculum of South Carolina were deadlocked
over High School Standard H.B.5,
Biological Evolution. Do controversies of this sort originate from a
legitimate scientific challenge to modern evolutionary theory? Or do
they arise from political ideologies or competing religious convictions?
And what place should “teaching the controversy”
have in the public school science curriculum? Join us in the fellowship
hall at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church Sunday evening, Feb 8,
for a panel discussion to address these thorny questions. Panelists
will include former chairman of the North Cobb HS
Science Department (and hero of the 2002-06 disclaimer sticker
controversy) Dr. Wes McCoy, theologian of science Dr. Anna Case-Winters,
and former state superintendent of education Dr. Mick Zais.