FOR THE RECORD: This story has been updated to reflect that David Thomas, a New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology staff scientist and software engineer, said the Earth is “provably” — not “probably” — billions of years old. The word was mistakenly changed during the editing process. The story also has been updated to include a statement from the New Mexico Public Education Department.
SANTA FE – A group of New Mexico scientists delivered a mini-seminar on climate change, evolution, astrophysics and carbon dating at the Public Education Department’s headquarters Friday to protest the state’s proposal to alter a national science curriculum.
The Santa Fe Public Schools Board of Education unanimously endorsed the “teach-in,” which drew about 30 people to the lawn outside 300 Don Gaspar Ave.