Finally, at last, some good news from a local state capital:
Science Prevails In Missouri And Alabama As Creationism Bills Die in Both States
"Science scored a major victory in Missouri and Alabama last week as multiple anti-evolution bills died in the legislatures of both states.
In Missouri, the House Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education decided not to vote on a pair of bills that would have made creationism an accepted science even though there is no evidence supporting it. HB 1276 would have allowed teachers “to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of the theory of biological and hypotheses of chemical evolution.” In other words, the bill would have allowed right-wing religious fanatical teachers to push their anti-evolution views. The other bill, HB 1227 would have forced “the equal treatment of science instruction regarding evolution and intelligent design,” at every level in public school and in “any introductory science course taught at any public institution of higher education.” This bill would have actually forced schools and colleges to teach creationism alongside evolution, while allowing teachers bash evolution."
I didn't know or think that this nonsense had taken a foothold in Missouri but there it is. Wow. This is painful. Thank goodness it didn't pass. Either strength and intelligence or cowardice won out.
Let's hope it was strength and intelligence.
The state has real issues and problems to deal with--like fixing I-70 from Illinois to Kansas--but they deal with this, instead.
And lazy, too.
You'd think they'd be ashamed of themselves.
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