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Bill calls for 'critical analysis' of evolution



Here we go again. As expected, state Sen. Stephen Wise, R-Jacksonville, followed up on a promise from three weeks ago and filed a bill today that would require Florida teachers to offer a "thorough presentation and critical analysis of the scientific theory of evolution."

As the Florida Citizens for Science noted on its blog, SB 2396 also calls for changes in civics instruction, including adding "the historical context in which the Declaration of Independence was drafted and signed." We haven't seen a House counterpart yet. The ACLU has already promised a fight.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:16am]


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