Monday, April 9, 2012

Uh-Oh: Tennessee Passes ‘Monkey Bill’

To Water Down Curriculum On Evolution And Climate Science

On Monday, the Tennessee state legislature passed legislation that requires public schools to teach the “controversy” over evolution, global warming, and human cloning:
The Senate voted 24-8 for HB368, which sponsor Sen. Bo Watson, R-Hixson, says will provide guidelines for teachers answering students’ questions about evolution, global warming and other scientific subjects. Critics call it a “monkey bill” that promotes creationism in classrooms.
In 1925, Tennessee was the home of the Scopes monkey trial, where local jurors upheld the conviction of a biology teacher for teaching evolution in his classroom, tarring the reputation of the state. Climate denial legislation has become widespread across the United States, in part due to the efforts of the corporate-funded right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council.   READ MORE

1 comment:

  1. LOL! Not very smart... Consider, the discussion of the "controversy" of human cloning, will expose the fact that there is really science behind genetics. Which, in turn must mean that there's science in evolution! That will make the discussion of "intelligent design" etc., look like silly, baseless, superstitious nonsense. They should have looked before they decided to leap, now this is going to make Republicans look ridiculous for many generations to come. Oy Vey!!!

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