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Sunday, December 05, 2004

Missouri HB 35: Evolution Targeted

HB 35 introduced by Represenative Cynthia Davis states the following:
Section A. Chapter 170, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 170.032, to read as follows:

170.032. All biology textbooks sold to the public schools of the state of Missouri shall have one or more chapters containing a critical analysis of origins. The chapters shall convey the distinction between data and testable theories of science and philosophical claims that are made in the name of science. Where topics are taught that may generate controversy, such as biological evolution, the curriculum should help students to understand the full range of scientific views that exist, why such topics may generate controversy, and how scientific discoveries can profoundly affect society.
This seems to be an effort to introduce creationism into public schools via the law.
Contact Rep. Davis here:;


Blogger rnrstar said...

The thing that gets me about this article is that the legislature acts like there are many alternative theories besides evolution that all have as much evidence as evolution supporting them.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Seth said...

Let's hope that the rest of the MO congress have had a few science classes themselves.

9:53 AM  

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