The Unscientific Model: Using Model Legislation To Attack Evolution

Apr 16, 2012 Read more: Media Matters for America 6

This past Tuesday, Tennessee governor Bill Haslam let become law a controversial "academic freedom" bill that protects teachers who want to "help[] students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught within the ... (more)

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Brandt Hardin

Memphis, TN

#1 Apr 17, 2012
This law turns the clock back nearly 100 years here in the seemingly unprogressive South and is simply embarrassing. There is no argument against the Theory of Evolution other than that of religious doctrine. The Monkey Law only opens the door for fanatic Christianity to creep its way back into our classrooms. You can see my visual response as a Tennessean to this absurd law on my artistís blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/04/pu... with some evolutionary art and a little bit of simple logic.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#2 Apr 18, 2012
When the bolts come loose, they teach the kids to pray harder. This is the future of America.

GOD help them...
Joshua

Raleigh, NC

#3 Apr 24, 2012
Macro Evolution is not a fact. If they teach Macro evolution then they should teach creation.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#4 Apr 24, 2012
Joshua wrote:
Macro Evolution is not a fact. If they teach Macro evolution then they should teach creation.
Evolution is just as much a fact as gravity. Creationism on the other hand is not only not scientific it also has the added benefit of being illegal to teach in public schools.

The ONLY way they could be taught is if it were given equal time with ALL other religions, and that would NOT be in science class.

Sorry Josh, but you lost this one likely before you were even born.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#5 May 31, 2012
Joshua wrote:
Macro Evolution is not a fact. If they teach Macro evolution then they should teach creation.
You are correct. Macro evolution is made up by the creationist "scientists" and is not a fact. Speciation, however, is a fact.

“Move into the light.”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#6 Jun 1, 2012
Brandt Hardin wrote:
This law turns the clock back nearly 100 years here in the seemingly unprogressive South and is simply embarrassing. There is no argument against the Theory of Evolution other than that of religious doctrine. The Monkey Law only opens the door for fanatic Christianity to creep its way back into our classrooms. You can see my visual response as a Tennessean to this absurd law on my artistís blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/04/pu... with some evolutionary art and a little bit of simple logic.
Christians today have a hard time discovering we do not in fact live in a theocracy , but they wish it to be.

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