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Two Anti-Evolution Bills Die in Legislative Committee

On January 21, 2002 HB 888 and HB 1101 were introduced in the Mississippi House of Representatives and referred to the Education Committee. Both bills had the same sponsor, and both died in committee on February 5.

HB 888 provided that if evolution were taught in public schools, it should be indicated "that evolution is only a theory." HB 1101 provided that, if theories about the origin of life were taught in public schools, "... each theory, including evolution and creation science, shall be given equal instruction time in order to provide the students with a comprehensive scientific education."