Florida’s “Critical Thinking” bills: Creationism du jour?

Florida’s “Critical Thinking” bills: Creationism du jour?

Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.
Eugenie C. Scott

February 9, 2012
Fine Arts (FAH) 101
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

Periodically, including 2011, the Florida Assembly and Senate contemplate bills regarding the teaching of evolution. In these proposed bills, teachers are directed to University of South Florida - logo“critically analyze” evolution, or to present the “full range of scientific views of origins”. Like everything else, these bills have a history – and that history shows that bills of this sort are the current manifestations of the old creationism and evolution controversy that has dogged science education for over 100 years.

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