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Climate Change, Creationism (general), Legal Cases
Bill, Campaign
02.25.2016

Resolution: No Nonscience in Tennessee Science Classes

WHEREAS [name of district / board] agrees with the Tennessee General Assembly’s view, expressed in the preamble to Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-6-1030, that “[a]n important purpose of science education is to inform students about scientific evidence and to help students develop critical thinking skills necessary to become intelligent, productive, and scientifically informed citizens,” and

WHEREAS [name of district / board] considers that it already endeavors, as Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-6-1030 requires, “to create an environment within public elementary and secondary schools that

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Climate Change, Creationism (general), Legal Cases
Bill, Campaign
02.25.2016

Text of the Monkey Law - HB 368/SB 893

HOUSE BILL 368 By Dunn
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 10, relative to teaching scientific subjects in elementary schools.

WHEREAS, the general assembly finds that:

(1) An important purpose of science education is to inform students about
scientific evidence and to help students develop critical thinking skills necessary to become intelligent, productive, and scientifically informed citizens;

(2) The teaching of some scientific subjects required to be taught under the curriculum framework developed by the state board

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Climate Change, Creationism (general), Legal Cases
Bill, Campaign
02.25.2016

Background on Tennessee's 21st Century Monkey Law

In 2012, Tennessee’s legislature enacted a 21st century "Monkey Law," a law opening the state’s science classrooms to lessons in creationism, climate change denial, and other nonscience. Declaring that "some scientific subjects required to be taught … may cause debate and disputation including, but not limited to, biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming, and human cloning," Declaring that "some scientific subjects required to be taught … may cause debate and disputation including, but not limited to, biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global

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Climate Change, Creationism (general), Legal Cases
Bill, Campaign
02.25.2016

Take action on Tennessee's Monkey Bill

When Tennessee's legislature debated a "Monkey Bill" in 2012, NCSE joined with concerned citizens to protect science classes. The bill's text singles out evolution and climate change, as if those topics were scientifically controversial, and it blocks school administrators from maintaining a consistent curriculum. It opens the door for creationist parents or students to disrupt classrooms, or for teachers who deny the basic science of climate change to present pseudoscience. Tennessee's parents, teachers, students, and

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Ken Ham, Creationism (general)
Campaign
02.24.2016

Writing Letters to Editors About AIG’s Creation “Museum”

Even if you are not eligible to sign this statement, there are lots of ways to support good science education. For example, if your local newspapers cover the AIG “museum,” be sure to respond to any inaccurate representations. Write a letter to the editor!

  • Decide on just one or two points to make in your letter.
  • Refer directly to the published article(s) you wish to address.
  • Be aware of your tone. Think about the readers you are trying to reach.
  • Provide your contact information.

List of

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Ken Ham, Creationism (general)
Campaign
02.24.2016

List of Current Signatories Addressing AIG’s Creation “Museum”

Scientsts and faculty concerned about scientifically inaccurate exhibits at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, operated by Answers in Genesis, a fundamentalist Christian ministry.

Signatory and Institutional Affiliation
Steve Rissing Ohio State University; Dept of Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology
Brian McEnnis Ohio State University, Department of Mathematics
Jeffrey K. McKee Ohio State University, Department of Anthropology
Miriam Kannan Northern Kentucky University
Arnold I. Miller University of Cincinnati,

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Ken Ham, Creationism (general)
Campaign
02.24.2016

Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana Institutions Represented Addressing AIG’s Creation “Museum”

The statement of concern has been signed by scientists from the institutions below.

Please note: This list is provided for reference only. It does not imply endorsement by the institutions listed.
 

KENTUCKY


Alice Lloyd Coll
Bellarmine Univ
Berea Coll
Big Sandy Comm and Tech Coll
Bluegrass Comm Coll
Campbellsville Univ
Centre Coll
Eastern Kentucky Univ
Georgetown Coll
Hazard Comm and Tech Coll
Henderson Comm Coll
Kentucky Archeological Survey
Lindsey Wilson Coll

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Ken Ham, Creationism (general)
Campaign
02.24.2016

Scientific Inaccuracies at AIG’s Creation “Museum”

Parents, educators, scientists, clergy, and other citizens are concerned about scientifically inaccurate exhibits at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, operated by Answers in Genesis, a fundamentalist Christian ministry.

The statement below has been prepared by and for scientists in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. Please feel free to sign if you are a scientist (faculty or post-doctoral level) from these states. And please circulate this statement among your colleagues.

The National Center for Science Education is administering the collection of signatures. If you

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Old Earth Creationism, Intelligent Design Creationism
Campaign, Endorsement
11.26.2015

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