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Summary: Pennsylvania high school is teaching “intelligent design”

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By The Associated Press

MOVE OVER, DARWIN: The school board in Dover, Pa., voted last month to require biology teachers to teach “intelligent design” as an alternative to the theory of evolution.

WHAT IS INTELLIGENT DESIGN?: The theory holds that the universe is so complex that it must have been created by an unspecified higher power.

THE REASON: Board members who support the change say students should learn about challenges to Charles Darwin’s theory that life on earth developed gradually over millions of years.

THE OTHER SIDE: Critics allege “intelligent design” is a more secular portrayal of creationism.

AP-ES-11-12-04 0328EST

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