November 24, 2008
Association of College and University Biology Educators (1999)
Resolutions of the 43rd Annual Meeting
Whereas the science of evolution stands as a well formed discipline which meets the rigorous standards of scientific theories and the application of scientific methods;
Whereas the states of Illinois, Kansas and Kentucky are promoting the false dilemma of religion versus the sciences and evolution
And whereas the states of Illinois, Kansas and Kentucky are blurring the lines between science and religion
Be it resolved that the Association of College and University Biology Educators, at its annual meeting publicly condemns the decisions of the legislatures and/or boards of education which have caused these states to weaken the public understanding of the sciences and we further urge these states to recognize that there may be further long-term consequences on their students from these decisions. We direct the secretary of ACUBE to send a letter to each of the Boards of Education in the aforementioned states.