The group of science/science education experts that was assembled to create our brand new state science standards has remained active even after its hard work was finally approved. First, the members had some recommendations for action. Today, 37 of them issued official notice (Word file) that they support evolution and are against the so-called “academic freedom” bills that are now filed in the state House and Senate.
These Writers and Framers, listed below, point out that evolution is the only explanation of the development and diversity of life that relies entirely on scientifically verifiable laws of nature and accounts for a huge set of observations without requiring the intervention of a supernatural agent. Therefore, the “Academic Freedom Act” is a subterfuge for injecting the religious beliefs held by some into the science classroom.