History: Faribault, Minn.: The Science Of Dissent

A teacher is stirring up trouble about Darwin--in a very Minnesota way

If it's been too long since you've heard the word golly! uttered without irony, head to Faribault, Minn., a hamlet one hour south of the Twin Cities, and ask for Rod LeVake. Maybe LeVake will meet you for some apple pie at the Happy Chef and talk a little football. Whatever you chat about, he will be solicitous of your opinion and take pains not to overwhelm you with his. Of his job teaching high school science, he says, "It's just kinda fun to teach kids, to kinda show them how complex living things are, I guess. That's what I really...

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