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We’re interested in education with intellectual integrity! Presently in District #497, the entire theory of evolution is taught as an indisputable fact of science rather than as a theory facing significant contradictory evidence. POSH is seeking a means by which evolution will be taught with greater objectivity and clarity of the many conflicting issues. Our students would benefit from a critical thinking approach to learning evolutionary theory.

POSH encourages the school board to see that our students get the whole picture of the evolutionary model through the following objectives:

  1. Teach students the difference between micro- and macro-evolution and classify evidences accordingly.
  2. Teach students the ideas of several evolutionary scientists which conflict in their interpretations of the available evidence.
  3. Teach students the assumptions on which evolutionary thought is based.
  4. Teach students to research using materials which reflect a wide range of relevant evolutionary and non-evolutionary, but secular, thought.
  5. Teach students that certain ideas in evolutionary theory violate natural law (i.e. the first and second laws of thermodynamics, the law of biogenesis).
  6. Teach students how to approach texts and journalism articles with critical thinking skills (distinguishing between fact, opinion, and presupposition; recognizing inductive and deductive lines of logical reasoning).


POSH has recommended that the district adopt the following statement from the Science Education Commission of the American Scientific Affiliation:

"The State Board of Education and the local boards of education shall encourage teachers to make distinctions between the multiple meanings of ‘evolution’, to distinguish between philosophical materialism and authentic science, and to include unanswered questions and unresolved problems (regarding evolution) in their presentations."


Statement on Objective History

History is a branch of knowledge that records and explains past events. Our textbooks and documents should not be edited of ideas, language or events that actually happened. Neither should authors be censored in order to further a political agenda. Let our history be truth, and let our children think critically in their investigation of our world.



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