The Year in Anti-Science-Education Legislation

The Year in Anti-Science-Education Legislation

Glenn Branch, NCSE Deputy Director
April 11, 2019

La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley CA 94705

From the first bill to ban the teaching of evolution — introduced in Kentucky in 1921 — to the present, legislation aimed at impeding science education has been a regular feature in statehouses around the country. In 2019 alone, no fewer than eighteen such bills have been introduced to date. In his talk, Glenn Branch of the National Center for Science Education, who routinely monitors such legislation, will discuss the varieties, sources, histories, intentions, and fates of these bills — and will do his best to promote the idea that South Dakota’s “Act to protect the teaching of certain scientific information” is cursed.

A talk for Bay Area Skeptics, the event is free and open to the public, although donations are encouraged.

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