From The Associated Press, 11/6/03: http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-evolution-textbooks,0,3453334.story?coll=sns-ap-nationworld-headlines
Texas Religious Groups Fight Biology Texts
By APRIL CASTRO
AUSTIN, Texas --
The State Board of Education voted Thursday to approve biology textbooks, despite criticism from religious activists who say the books as written fail to present the anti-evolution point of view.
The 11-4 vote was preliminary and the board was expected to give final approval Friday.
Some religious and alternative science groups had argued that weaknesses in the theory of evolution weren't adequately presented in the books.
But scientists and educators argued that the theory of evolution is widely believed and is a cornerstone of modern scientific research.
"The fundamentalists, by 'knowing' the answers before they start examining evolution, and then forcing nature into their straitjacket of their discredited preconceptions, lie outside the domain of science--or of any honest intellectual inquiry."
Stephen Jay Gould