Anti-science bills are popping up like daisies after a spring shower. Five bills in four states have been introduced with the opening of state legislatures across the United States. All of the bills are aimed at undermining the teaching of biology and physical science — specifically, evolution and climate change — in public schools. Oklahoma has two bills in the hopper, Colorado, Missouri and Montana have one each.If you look closely, you discover that these bills are not really anti-science bills, they are anti-evolution bills. The promoters could care less about physics or chemistry or even biochemistry. The promoters are also getting them from one place: The Discovery Institute. When we underestimate this organization, we do so at our own peril.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Live Science: Four New "Anti-Science" Bills
Live Science has a post on the spate of “anti-science” bills that have been promoted recently. Larry O'Hanlon writes: