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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:42 PM

Creationism Commotion: Five states have anti-evolution bills in play

It has been more than 25 years since the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that mandated religious instruction in science classes, yet lawmakers in many states are still pushing ahead with attempts to force creationist concepts into the public schools.

The 2013 legislative session has just begun, and there are already anti-evolution bills (in some cases more than one) circulating in Missouri, Montana, Colorado, Oklahoma and Indiana.
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“It’s ironic that creationist strategies continue to evolve,” NCSE Executive Director Eugenie Scott told the Joplin (Mo.) Independent. “At first, creationists tried to ban the teaching of evolution in the public schools altogether. When they were no longer able to do so, they tried to ‘balance’ it with the teaching of biblical creationism, or scientific creationism, or intelligent design.

“After the Kitzmiller trial in 2005,” she continued, “in which teaching intelligent design was found by a federal court to be unconstitutional, there’s been a shift toward belittling evolution – as just a theory, or as in need of critical analysis, or as the subject of scientific controversy.”

http://www.secularnewsdaily.com/2013/01/creationism-commotion-five-states-have-anti-evolution-bills-in-play/

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:49 PM

1. "Missouri, Montana, Colorado, Oklahoma and Indiana"

Where's Kansas?

I thought Kansas would be on the list...

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Response to KansDem (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:59 PM

3. *snort*

I just cheered out loud when I saw that Kansas was not on the list and then I remembered the lists we are on......so much for being happy about something in Kansas.

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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:10 PM

2. Should pass in Missouri, about ALL our state legislatures can do,,,,,,

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