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Indiana Lawmaker Continues To Push Anti-Science Agenda

English: "A Venerable Orang-outang",...

English: “A Venerable Orang-outang”, a caricature of Charles Darwin as an ape published in The Hornet, a satirical magazine Deutsch: Man sieht Darwin als Affen dargestellt, was eine Anspielung auf seine Evolutionstheorie sein soll. Seiner Meinung nach entwickelten sich die Menschen aus den Affen, was damals eine völlig neue Vorstellung war. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Indiana state senator and chairman of the Senate Education and Career Development Committee Dennis Kruse is on something of a crusade to try and push his “truth in education” bill. While the bill does not mention God, Adam & Eve, or any specific religion, it is an attempt to force students to challenge teachers to prove evolution exists. Earlier, Kruse tried to push a bill requiring schools teach creationism alongside evolution.

Kruse largely feels that “If you’re teaching something, then a student could question that and say, you know, ‘How do you know that’s true?’ And so the teacher would have to come up with different sources, ‘This is why I think this is true.’”

Democratic state senator Tim Skinner feels that the idea is rather silly and that it is not something that needs to be mandated. Skinner stated “If Senator Kruse had education experience he would know that students across the country are already doing that every day in the public school classroom. They question everything, and I think a teacher who’s actually doing their job will answer those questions.”

Numerous attempts by the Religious Right have been made to try and undermine the evidence that shows that evolution exists even though most of modern biology is centered around evolutionary theory.



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One Response to Indiana Lawmaker Continues To Push Anti-Science Agenda

  1. adamas

    December 7, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Much of Modern Medicine is also based on evolution. The existence of bacteria and viruses that have become resistant, if not completely immune to standard treatments is a pretty damn big sign that screams “A-HA! A Clue Watson!”