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Harunian omission

I’m a little put out that Turkish anti-evolutionist Harun Yahya has never seen fit to send me a copy of his Atlas of Creation while other folks here at ASU have received one. I thought I was a bigger fish than that! How does Yahya think I’m going to fairly represent his magnum opus when…

Florida joins the pack

NCSE is reporting that SB 2396 has been proposed in Florida. It will require "thorough presentation and critical analysis of the scientific theory of evolution." The bill is sponsored by Stephen R. Wise (R-District 5). Amazing how many of these bills are being sponsored by Republicans. You’d think they’d have more important things to worry…

There?s a petition and statement going around regarding HF 183 for Iowa academics to sign. The text reads: We, the undersigned members of institutions of higher learning in Iowa, urge our legislators to reject passage of “The Evolution Academic Freedom Act” (HF 183) introduced by Rod Roberts (R-Carroll). The language of this bill comes primarily…

Creationist credentialing redux

Creationists have long used credentials to make their case for them. Demsbki has posted a link to a SSRN (i.e. grey literature) paper by Edward Sisson (who is an architect and lawyer) in which he ?relates lessons learned not only about evolution, molecular biology, and ?intelligent design,? but also about the accumulated ?bad habits? that…

Looks like I had a better day than Abbie. I only had to give two talks whereas she had to listen to John West and Casey Luskin. Hopefully she’ll post more details but for the moment we know that West pontificated that “Darwin was Wrong” and Luskin tried to justify the cdesign proponentists snafu. Pure…

Missouri

No sooner than Oklahoma?s SB 320 gets axed than we find out about another ?academic freedom?/?strengths and weaknesses? bill. This time it?s Missouri HB 656 introduced on Feb 10th. As NCSE reports, Robert Wayne Cooper (R-District 155), the chief sponsor, has a history of wasting time introducing pro-creationism bills. So the current state of play…

SB 320 Dies

I had received the news that Oklahoma SB 320 died in committee whilst at the Will Rogers airport heading home. I tried to post some details using my phone but that clearly didn’t work. In the comments section Vic provides the details. This means the state of the nation currently is: Mississippi – disclaimer –…

Gallup Poll on “belief” in evolution

More here. My gut feeling is that an improvement in general science education in this country could swing many of the “no opinion” folks towards evolution.

Alabama

No sooner that I posted the current status of anti-evolution legislation that Glenn Branch posted on a new ?academic freedom? bill in Alabama. HB 300 is sponsored by Republican (seeing a trend here?) David Grimes and has been sent to committee. Unsurprisingly, it?s the same old DI boilerplate that is popping up everywhere. So the…

Mississippi Disclaimer Bill Dead.

The NCSE is reporting that the Mississippi Disclaimer Bill has died in committee, leaving Alabama as the only state with a disclaimer on biology textbooks. Apparently the bill?s sponsor, Gary Chism (R-Distinct 37) is considering ?drafting another bill next year supporting the teaching of the strengths and weaknesses of evolutionary theory in public school classrooms.?…