American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists *

WHEREAS it is necessary for an educated citizen to be scientifically literate, and

WHEREAS the theory of evolution is the basis of the biological sciences including medicine, agriculture, and biotechnology,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists supports the teaching of the scientific method and the theory of evolution, and opposes the inclusion of supernatural explanations such as intelligent design creationism and the denigration of evolution as a controversial, weak, or false scientific explanation, in public school biology classes.

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