In "The question was settled in 1925," (Oct. 1, Letters) the writer states "Thanks, Modesto Bee, for placing such an article on the front page to allow the nimrods of our local society a feeling of importance for getting front page coverage." It seems as though some people, especially the atheists and homosexuals, can't express their opinions without belittling and name-calling those who hold opposing views.
Evolution should not be taught in a science class because it's not a true science; even Darwin called evolution a theory. Therefore, evolution should only be taught by itself as an elective class, or better yet, not at all. Teaching evolution is like serving spoiled food to our young people; it does more harm than good. If California refuses to take evolution out of a required course, I would like to see parents of school-age children try suing California in order to receive vouchers for private education. Vouchers would take money from public schools, but it would also take away the expense of teaching those who move out. Since it costs less per pupil in private schools, the state and taxpayers would save money with vouchers.