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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:11 AM

After creationism bill failed, Indiana senator will push 'truth in education' measure

After creationism bill failed, Indiana senator will push 'truth in education' measure

Sen. Dennis Kruse, who tried and failed in the last legislative session to let schools teach creationism along with evolution, said Tuesday he’s trying a new approach: Requiring teachers to provide evidence if students challenge their science lessons.

Kruse, an Auburn Republican who is chairman of the Senate Education and Career Development Committee, said he will dub it “truth in education.”

“If a student thinks something isn’t true, then they can question the teacher and the teacher would have to come up with some kind of research to support that what they are teaching is true or not true.”

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This, he said, “will be a totally different approach. It won’t mention religion. It won’t mention creation. It will just basically try to establish truth in our public schools.”

http://www.indystar.com/article/20121204/NEWS05/212040324?nclick_check=1

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Reply After creationism bill failed, Indiana senator will push 'truth in education' measure (Original post)
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hobbit709 Dec 2012 #1
tanyev Dec 2012 #2
LisaLynne Dec 2012 #3
HereSince1628 Dec 2012 #4
dballance Dec 2012 #5
sadbear Dec 2012 #6

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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:12 AM

1. This idiot wouldn't recognize truth if it bit him on the ass-repeatedly.

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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:15 AM

2. Truth in education would be much easier if you simply got out of the way, Senator.

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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:15 AM

3. The reasoning behind this in this idiot's mind is then what?

That there isn't any "research" pointing to the validity of evolution? He may be in for a surprise there ...

I was raised in a fundamentalist church and I am telling you, they really think there is no evidence for evolution, so I bet that is exactly what this person is thinking. Idiot.

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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:34 AM

4. Indiana needs a law for this?

Teaching students to seek evidence and better explanation is a basic behavioral objective of science education.

I suspect his anxiety about authoritarian teachers just making shit up is a projection from a worldview dominated by people pushing made up shit...which is to say Mr Kruse is showing symptoms of watching way too much Fox News.

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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:54 AM

5. He's going to have a hell of a time finding studies that support creationism

Or anything in the Bible for that matter.

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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:39 AM

6. Maybe after that, he can push a 'truth in broadcast journalism' measure.

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