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Both antievolution bills in Mississippi now dead


Senate Bill 2427 is listed on the Mississippi legislature's website as having died on committee on February 28, 2006. The bill, which was passed by the Senate on February 6, 2006, would have ensured that "[n]o local school board, school superintendent or school principal shall prohibit a public school classroom teacher from discussing and answering questions from individual students on the issue of flaws or problems which may exist in Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution and the existence of other theories of evolution, including, but not limited to, the Intelligent Design explanation of the origin of life." The other antievolution bill in Mississippi, House Bill 953, died in committee on January 31, 2006.