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Creationism (general)
Journal Article
06.08.2017

The Rise and Fall of the Louisiana Creationism Law

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE LOUISIANA CREATIONISM LAW

Part 1: A Bold Trick

by WILLIAM J. BENNETTA

[Republished, with the kind permission of the author and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, from the July/August 1988 issue of the museum’s magazine Terra, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 20–22, 24–27.]

Creationism is a political arm of fundamentalism. The creationists seek to impose onto the population at large, by political means, a body of religious beliefs derived from literal readings of the King James version of the Holy Bible

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Evolution
Informational
06.06.2016

How to Testify at a School Board Meeting

Here are some tips for appearing at school board meetings.

  1. Show up, stand up, and speak up. Elected school board officials respond to numbers, so try to get as many people as possible to attend the meeting-the school board must not think that opponents of evolution are the only voices in the community. Scatter yourself throughout the audience and applaud those on your side.
  2. Plan ahead. There is usually little time available for testifying. Avoid redundancy and ensure that all of your essential points are made by deciding which group
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Evolution
Informational
06.06.2016

Ten Tips for Writing a Letter to the Editor

Although most of the battle against creationism has focused on the political and legal battles over textbooks and curriculum development, it is important to remember that public opinion plays a major role in determining the material actually taught in biology classrooms. One inexpensive and effective way to educate the public on the nature of science in general, and evolution in particular, is through the editorial pages. Letters to the editor are widely read, and fundamentalists have long used letter campaigns to push their agenda. By promptly detailing the scientific errors in

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Evolution
Informational
06.06.2016

Ten Major Court Cases about Evolution and Creationism

1. In 1968, in Epperson v. Arkansas, the United States Supreme Court invalidated an Arkansas statute that prohibited the teaching of evolution. The Court held the statute unconstitutional on the grounds that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not permit a state to require that teaching and learning must be tailored to the principles or prohibitions of any particular religious sect or doctrine. (

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Creationism (general)
Bill
03.22.2016

Oklahoma 2015 SB665

State: Oklahoma Date introduced: February 02, 2015 Main sponsor: Sen. Josh Brecheen Bill Number: SB 665 Bill Title: Oklahoma Science Education Act Current Status: Deadline for senate bills to pass committee expired

Creating the Oklahoma Science Education Act, which allows teaching of strengths and weaknesses of exhisting theories, as well as introduce conflicting ones. Also prevents outside powers from intervening in the teachings.

STATE OF OKLAHOMA

1st Session of the 55th Legislature (2015)

SENATE BILL 665           

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Creationism (general)
Bill
03.22.2016

South Dakota 2015 SB114

State: South Dakota Date introduced: January 27, 2015 Main sponsor: Jeff Monroe (R-District 24), Bob Ewing (R-District 31), Brock L. Greenfield (R-District 2), Jenna Haggar (R-District 10), Ried Holien (R-District 5), Dan Lederman (R-District 16), Betty Olson (R-District 28), David M. Omdahl (R-District 11), Bill Van Gerp Bill Number: SB 114 Current Status: The committee voted to defer further consideration of the bill to the forty-first legislative day, and since the legislative session in South Dakota is forty days long in odd-numbered years, the bill is effectively dead.

Allows

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Creationism (general)
Bill
03.22.2016

Montana 2015 HB 321

State: Montana Date introduced: January 23, 2015 Main sponsor: Clayton Fiscus Bill Number: HB 321 Current Status: Tabled in the House Education Committee

Allows teaching of strengths and weaknesses of exhisting theories, especially origin of life, as well as introduce conflicting ones. Also prevents outside powers from intervening in the teachings.

2015 Montana Legislature

HOUSE BILL NO. 321

INTRODUCED BY C. FISCUS

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT ENCOURAGING THE BOARD OF PUBLIC EDUCATION TO EMPHASIZE CRITICAL THINKING IN INSTRUCTION

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Creationism (general)
Bill
03.22.2016

Missouri 2015 HB 486

State: Missouri Date introduced: January 13, 2015 Main sponsor: Andrew Koenig Bill Number: HB 486 Current Status: Bill died when the legislature adjourned

Allows teaching of strengths and weaknesses of exhisting theories, as well as introduce conflicting ones. Also prevents outside powers from intervening in the teachings.

FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 486
98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE KOENIG.

0892H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk

AN ACT

To amend chapter 170, RSMo, by adding thereto one new

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Creationism (general)
Bill
03.22.2016

Oklahoma 2014 SB1765

State: Oklahoma Date introduced: February 23, 2014 Main sponsor: Sen. Josh Brecheen Bill Number: SB 1765 Bill Title: Creating the Oklahoma Science Education Act Current Status: Died in Science Education Committee

A bill introduced in Oklahoma in 2014 aimed at depriving administrators of the ability to prevent teachers from miseducating students about "scientific controversies."

Other sponsors: Rep. Gus Blackwell

AS INTRODUCED An Act relating to school curriculum; creating the Oklahoma Science Education Act; providing short title; providing for the creation of a

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Creationism (general)
Bill
03.22.2016

Missouri 2014 HB1587

State: Missouri Date introduced: January 23, 2014 Main sponsor: Rep. Andrew Koenig Bill Number: HB 1587 Bill Title: None, 'To endeavor to assist teachers to find more effective ways to present the science curriculum where it addresses scientific controversies.' Current Status: Died in House Rules Committee after passing Elementary and Secondary Education Committee

One bill introduced in Missouri in 2014 that will, "endeavor to assist teachers to find more effective ways to present the science curriculum where it addresses scientific controversies."

Other sponsors: Rick

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