Florida Citizens for Science members who were present at today’s Highlands County school board meeting have reported in. Good news! The school board decided not to pass their anti-evolution resolution. Apparently, there was even a last minute effort to change the wording of the resolution, but several passionate speakers who gave presentations to the board didn’t let that deter them from their objective of advocating strong, sound science.
Speaking in favor of science were about five community college professors, a few Archbold Biological Station Researchers, a concerned citizen and an amazing teenage student. I believe only one person was there to speak in favor of the resolution. One of our members who was there said: “It was truly inspiring to hear these passionate professionals speak so eloquently on behalf of the standards and science in general. Keep up the fight at the state level, but we will celebrate a small victory here in Highlands County.”
[edited to add] Comments on this post have now been closed. I have no problem with allowing a drawn out debate about science-related topics, but branching off into other territory like this comment thread has is beyond the scope of this blog.