The Florida House yesterday voted to require teachers to criticize evolution when teaching the subject in Florida public schools. The house version of the bill will now, most likely, travel back to the Senate (where a similar bill, was recently passed). Governor Charlie Crist is not talking about whether or not he will sign the bill.

“What this bill does is tell the teacher, go ahead and teach the theory of evolution and make sure your students have a complete view of that theory and they know that it is only a theory, it is not gospel law,” said Rep. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla. “There’s no proof that any species has transitioned from one thing to another.”

You can read about it here, and add your comments to the news web site.


  1. #1 Rev. BigDumbChimp
    April 29, 2008

    that it is only a theory, it is not gospel law

    Interesting choice of words there Mr. Hays.

  2. #2 Andrew
    April 29, 2008

    Oh dear.

  3. #3 bc
    April 29, 2008

    Evolution is less reliable than a dollar from the tooth fairy?

    I sometimes think I understand at least a little bit where these people are coming from. Then I think about it a little more and realize that this kind of ignorance is jsut unfathomable.

  4. #4 Jennifer
    April 29, 2008

    “Academic freedom” my foot. I wish those people would just tell the truth: they want to teach the Bible in science class. The ignorance of so many people in our country continues to amaze me.

  5. #5 arthritistreatmentguy
    April 30, 2008

    yep you are right. they just want to teach the bible in a science class.