Kentucky

Kentucky 2011 HB169

State: Kentucky Date introduced: January 04, 2011 Main sponsor: T. Moore Bill Number: HB169 Bill Title: AN ACT relating to science education and intellectual freedom. Current Status: Assigned to Education committee Jan. 5; legislative session ended without action

One "academic freedom" bill was introduced in Kentucky in 2011.

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.

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.
 

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.

C. Martin Gaskell v. University of Kentucky

On July 10, 2009, C. Martin Gaskell filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court in Kentucky against the University of Kentucky, alleging that he was turned down for the position of Director of the MacAdam Student Observatory on the basis of his religious beliefs and his expression of those beliefs.

On November 23, 2010, the court denied the defendant's and the plaintiff's requests for summary judgment, which sets the stage for a jury trial.

Kentucky Academy of Science

At the annual business meeting of the KAS, on November 11, 2005, the KAS reviewed and reaffirmed past resolutions in support of the teaching of Evolution and unanimously endorsed the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences's "Resolution on Intelligent Design Theory".

The following resolution, already adopted by the Kentucky Academy of Science at the annual business meeting on November 12, 1983, was unanimously approved again at its annual business meeting on November 11, 2005:

Kentucky Paleontological Society

The Kentucky Paleontological Society was founded in 1993 for the purpose of promoting interest in and knowledge of the science of paleontology. The Society is a network for the exchange of data between professionals and serious amateurs in the field. The KPS and its members have worked with world-class paleontologists on exciting projects ranging from the discovery of a new genus of extinct echinoderm, and the excavation of a rare early land vertebrate in Kentucky to helping excavate dinosaurs and other vertebrate fossils in New Mexico and Montana.