Thursday, April 24, 2008

"Academic Freedom Act" Passes

The Ledger reports that the Florida State legislature has passed the "Academic Freedom Act." They write:

The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Ronda Storms, R-Valrico, has steadfastly refused to say whether she believes creationism and intelligent design are scientific and would be allowed to be taught under her bill. Her only response has been to cite provisions in the bill saying it would not require religious alternatives to be taught.
Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, argued the measure would constitute an unconstitutional “establishment of religion” by the state.

I still find it odd that an "academic" freedom bill has gone out of its way to target evolution directly. I think this bodes ill.

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