With a mandate to teach evolution but little guidance as to how, Florida's science teachers are contriving their own ways to turn a culture war into a lesson plan--and how they fare might affect whether a new generation of Americans embraces scientific evidence alongside religious belief, reports the New York Times. In February, the Florida Department of Education modified its standards to explicitly require, for the first time, the state's public schools to teach evolution, calling it "the organizing principle of life science." Spurred in part by legal rulings against school districts seeking to favor religious versions of natural history,


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