Friday, January 27, 2012

Senate Panel OKs Creationism Teaching Bill

Senate panel OKs creationism teaching bill
Associated Press
January 26, 2012

An Indiana Senate panel has approved a bill that would allow creationism to be taught in Indiana's public schools.

The Times of Munster reported that the Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee voted 8-2 Wednesday to send the legislation to the full Senate despite pleas from scientists and religious leaders to keep religion out of science classrooms.

The bill allows schools to authorize "the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life" and specifically mentions "creation science" as one such theory. Creationism is the belief that the Earth and its creatures were created by a deity.

Purdue University professor of chemistry John Staver told the panel evolution is the only theory of life's origins that relies on scientific investigations. He says creationism "is unquestionably a statement of a specific religion." IBJ
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Which fits in ever so nicely with the agenda of mega charlatan, Ken Ham and his ridiculous Answers in Genesis

Answers in Genesis is adamantly against the mandated teaching of Creation in schools.

"While we don’t support compulsion to teach the creation position (imagine how unbelievers would distort our position), it would be good if Christian teachers had the legislative freedom and encouragement to present critiques of evolution and discuss alternatives." Santorum Amendment supports teaching alternatives

They don't want creationism officially mandating, because if it were, it would, as Ham says, get torn to shreds by anyone with two neurons bolted together.

Far better, legislation like this, where the creationists can sneak in through the back door like thieves in the night and fuck with the minds of vulnerable children.

It is child abuse, nothing more nothing less.

Abuse your own mind, Creation Wiki. Tip, coal, oil, sedimentary rock and and Noah's flood aren't bad places to start, but please.



Anonymous said...

Himself said...

No play in UK, but I did follow a link and ended up here. And even from this short clip, you can only draw one conclusion, they are fucking insane. Pray pardon my French.

If ever there was one line that told you all you need to know, it surely has to be this one:

He is a young-Earth creationist, antiscience evangelist, and when he was head of the Texas Board of Education....

What was it Olbermann said: “A mind may be a terrible thing to waste, but if you waste 15 million of them, apparently you get Texas.”

Anonymous said...


Look at the quiz!

Also, controversial school-related documents from around the country.

Himself said...

Look at the quiz!

Also, controversial school-related documents from around the country.

Just on a ciggy break, so will look later.

I have also downloaded the Ham/Nye "debate" for later. (youtube)

I left you comments on

Is This Turning Into a Circus?

So Effectively The Portuguese Are Saying Scotland ...

Later Chuck, later.

Back to my little jobeens.

Himself said...

I don't know what to say?

I've tweeted the controversial docs thing. What a bleedin' country Maren.