Thursday, January 12, 2012

Indiana Senate Bill Would Give School Boards The Power To Force Teachers To Teach Creationism As Science


Here's they come again. I imagine they'll be trying this again in West Bend soon enough.

Hey, why is it, btw, that free market economics requires creationism be taught?

Because in a universe where economics is the same as physics and biology, consumer demand dictates what's true, that's why.... in the same way that fast food is preferable to real food.

Anyway, until they come for us:

Indiana Senate Bill Would Give School Boards The Power To Force Teachers To Teach Creationism As Science | Addicting Info

This is what happens when religious extremists have control over a political party in America. A Senate bill being considered in Indiana would allow school boards across the state to force teachers to teach creationism as science. Senate bill 89 would amend the Indiana Education code by adding the following passage:

“Sec. 18. The governing body of a school corporation may require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science, within the school corporation.”

7 comments:

Kevin Scheunemann said...

Indiana is just giving equal time between the religion of evolution and creationism...are you now against diversity?

I'm a bit disappointed if you are against diversity in the schools.

JPenterman said...

classic Strawman

Other Side said...

Even before opening comments I just knew that Kevin had to have commented.

Kevin, teach creationism in church schools if you want. It has no place as science. This is not about equal time and diversity. Though, there are classes available in schools on mythology. I would not object to creationism being taught there.

Kevin Scheunemann said...

Jpenterman,

So you are against diversity?

Other side,

I suppose the disaster of corn ethanol, the theory of man-made global warming, the progressive political religion have a place in "science" as well?

I just object to crazy theories being slapped with the good scienece label. Its bad academia.

shenningrn said...

A thorough public education should include presenting every "theory" out there - evolution, big bang, intelligent design, creationism....let the kids think and investigate for themselves. teaching just evolution creates closed-minded individuals who blindly accept what they're taught.

Mpeterson said...

Shenningrn --

What about including the Flat-Earth theory and the Scandinavian 'theories' that the Earth hangs in a Great Ash Tree?

I say include them, but not in science classes. Besides, why would you expect 14 year olds to know enough to figure out which "theories" had evidence and which ones were simply matters of belief that persist *despite* all evidence to the contrary? Frankly, if we did that, those kids would turn out like Kevin here -- cynical to the point of not believing in anything beyond his own poorly managed checkbook.

Mpeterson said...

Grin... actually, that sounds like most of the neo-Republicans I've heard since Bob Dole retired.