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AGU President John Knauss has authorized a panel to revise the existing AGU position statement, which opposes the teaching of creationism or any other religious tenet as science. The current statement, first adopted in December 1981, and most recently reaffirmed in May 1998, is as follows:

“The Council of the American Geophysical Union notes with concern the continuing efforts by creationists for administrative, legislative, and juridical actions designed to require or promote the teaching of creationism as a scientific theory. The American Geophysical Union is opposed to all efforts to require or promote the teaching of creationism or any other religious tenet as science.”