Indiana creationism bill passes the Senate

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The Republican dominated Indiana Senate passed, by a vote of 28-22, a bill that allows school districts to teach creationism.  The bill’s language states:

❝The governing body of a school corporation may offer instruction on various theories of the origin of life. The curriculum for the course must include theories from multiple religions, which may include, but is not limited to, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Scientology.❞

First of all, evolution doesn’t cover the origin of life, but that’s just one of those mistakes creationists always make.  I’m not sure why they’re including all the religions, possibly to show that it’s not just Christian-oriented creationist myths.  But Scientology?

But I wonder just how the Republicans intend to fund the lawsuits that will invariably be brought against any school district that tries to implement this policy.  In Kitzmiller v. Dover, where the school district lost a lawsuit after trying to teach Intelligent Design, the school district had pay over $1 million in fees.  Money that could actually be used for education.

Source: Indiana creationism bill passes the Senate | NCSE


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