Evolution Major Vanishes From Approved Federal List

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Well, well, well.. this does not come as a surprise to me. I will be checking back to see if it is put back on the list, but for now, if you wish to study evolutionary biology in college, you CANNOT get federal grants to attend school.

Gee, could the government’s push for “intelligent design” have anything to do with this? I wonder….

Check it out:

“Evolutionary biology has vanished from the list of acceptable fields of study for recipients of a federal education grant for low-income college students.
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If a major is not on the list, students in that major cannot get grants unless they declare another major, said Barmak Nassirian, associate executive director of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Mr. Nassirian said students seeking the grants went first to their college registrar, who determined whether they were full-time students majoring in an eligible field.”

Read the rest of the article at the New York Times

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