Oh wait, that’s offensive to Canada and South America. I should have said only in the USA:
The Kansas State Board of Education voted 6-4 to allow science students in public schools to hear materials critical of evolution in biology classes. The new curriculum mentions that theories of life arising from similar building-block molecules through purely random processes can be challenged by recent findings in the fossil record and by molecular biology. Not all were happy, however. ‘This is a sad day. We’re becoming a laughingstock of not only the nation, but of the world, and I hate that,’ said board member Janet Waugh. The new standards will be used in statewide standardized testing; the students are still expected to know ‘basic evolutionary principles.’ As part of the decision, the Board of Education also went so far as to redefine science itself, saying that it is ‘no longer limited to the search for natural explanations of phenomena.’
I have absolutely no problem whatsoever with critical analysis of any and all theories, be they scientific or otherwise, but to redefine science itself is to rob students of essential tools for exploring the world.
Here in more civilised countries, we somehow manage to separate the teaching of science and religion, and I don’t believe our societies are crumbling as a result.