|Anti-Evolution Missouri Bill Requires College Students to Learn About Destiny|
|In those states where the Theocratic Right is powerful dozens of these idiotic bills are being introduced. Many will becomes laws. The unintended consequences may haunt someÂ states for a generation.|
|DANA LIEBELSON - Mother Jones|
|Late last month, Rick Brattin, a Republican state representative in Missouri, introduced a bill that would require that intelligent design and "destiny" get the same educational treatment and textbook space in Missouri schools as the theory of evolution. Brattin insists that his bill has nothing to do with religion-it's all in the name of science.|
"I'm a science enthusiast...I'm a huge science buff," Brattin tells The Riverfront Times. "This [bill] is about testable data in today's world." But Eric Meikle, education project director at the National Center for Science Education, disagrees. "This bill is very idiosyncratic and strange," he tells Mother Jones. "And there is simply not scientific evidence for intelligence design."
HB 291, the "Missouri Standard Science Act," redefines a few things you thought you already knew about science. For example, a "hypothesis" is redefined as something that reflects a "minority of scientific opinion and is "philosophically ...
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by Clarke M.
July 20, 2006
Anti-Evolution Missouri Bill Requires College Students to Learn About Destiny
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