Creationist butthurt as another "Academic Freedom" bill dies

Attempt to mandate teaching of creationism in South Dakota fails

Incl. intelligent design, belief in divine creation

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Creationist butthurt as another "Academic Freedom" bill dies

#1  Postby Shrunk » Feb 11, 2015 4:53 pm

The creationism bills have been dropping like drool from the lips of a creation scientist. Now another has fallen. It’s the one we wrote about here: South Dakota Creationism: New Bill for 2015. Like the others, it was based on the anti-science, anti-evolution, pro-creationism Academic Freedom Act promoted by the Discovery Institute....

Our friends at the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) report Antiscience bill in South Dakota dies. They say:


South Dakota’s Senate Bill 114 is out of commission, following a February 10, 2015, hearing in the Senate Education Committee. The committee voted to defer further consideration of the bill to the forty-first legislative day, and since the legislative session in South Dakota is forty days long in odd-numbered years, the bill is effectively dead....


https://sensuouscurmudgeon.wordpress.co ... bill-dead/

Be sure to click on the link if you want to revel in the pathetic and tearful whinging of the Discovery Institute's Casey Luskin.
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Re: Creationist butthurt as another "Academic Freedom" bill dies

#2  Postby Calilasseia » Feb 11, 2015 4:59 pm

Love the way that creationism's most fervent yearners for a return to the Inquisition, talk about "academic freedom". We are talking here, of course, about people whose real agenda consists of trying to use "teach the controversy" as a means of opening up the education system to "enforce our orthodoxy!"
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#3  Postby Blood » Feb 12, 2015 12:58 am

Don't worry. They will figure out a way to funnel tax dollars for home schooling and private Christian schools and therefore accomplish the same goals. That's what they're doing here in Texas. If you think these extremely well-funded, politically well-supported people with persecution complexes are going to be defeated in their crusade, you are being naively optimistic.
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