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Science Education under Assault: Stopping Anti-Science Legislation in its Tracks

Minda Berbeco, NCSE; Michael Gamel-McCormick, Senate HELP Committee; Barry Kosmin, Trinity College; MODERATOR: Kelly Damerow, Secular Coalition for America
Minda Berbeco, Ph.D.
April 25, 2013
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Anti-science legislation is sweeping the nation. Bills that aim to insert so-called “Intelligent Design” theology into public school curricula have been proposed in more than a dozen states. Particularly dangerous, these bills attempt to undermine scientific research by creating a false sense of Secular Coalition For Americacontroversy around accepted scientific theories such as evolution by natural selection. And the push against science doesn’t stop at evolution—it also affects areas such as sex education. Taxpayers are footing the bill for religious indoctrination not only through public schools, but via voucher programs and tuition tax credits. What can be done to protect science education in our schools at the federal level? What can concerned citizens do within the states? And what’s the best way to halt the continued public funding of religion and stop anti-science legislation?

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Secular Coalition for America

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