Montana's creationist bill (HB 183) has DIED

Feb 8, 2013 | Posted by: Hedonist | Full story: my.umbc.edu

Following an address by the Secular Coalition for Montana to the House Education Committee, the "Intelligent Design" bill was officially tabled--legislative speak for killing the bill. Labeled as support for "critical thinking," HB183 was a stealth creationism and intelligent design bill which sought to teach theological arguments in the public schools science classroom.

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"When the time came for Montanans to speak about a creationist bill, no one but its author could be found to speak for it. Dozens of scientists, educators, theologians, and concerned parents came to the legislature to insist:'No creationism in Montana.'"

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And intelligence prevails once again.
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When they were whittled down to the last comma, the last full stop, they still had no irreducible complexity.

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Thinking wrote:
When they were whittled down to the last comma, the last full stop, they still had no irreducible complexity.
Indeed not.

For them to actually discover such a thing? They would have had to study actual scientific findings.

And once they start down that road? Eventually?

It, like all roads to knowledge, lead to atheism. If they continue on the road of knowledge, and they live long enough.

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Perhaps "bills" in US bodies of power should require either a cosigner or a sufficiently large number of signatures on a petition to be entered for debate. If there isn't at least one other person in government, a petition would show there is enough voter support for it. If it can't get support from either, it doesn't merit discussion.

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P_Smith wrote:
Perhaps "bills" in US bodies of power should require either a cosigner or a sufficiently large number of signatures on a petition to be entered for debate. If there isn't at least one other person in government, a petition would show there is enough voter support for it. If it can't get support from either, it doesn't merit discussion.
Interesting idea.

With the internet, it ought to be pretty easy to see if sufficient numbers of the populace are interested in a potential bill.

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