I would think that serving on the group’s board, as per NCSE’s website, counts as a “formal tie.”
Scientifically, pedagogically, and morally, trying to stifle open inquiry on climate change and evolution was always a bad idea.
The next step will be for the bill to get a vote on the floor of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
A bill approved yesterday by the Indiana Senate to allow the teaching of creationism in public schools is being criticized as bad science education by Discovery Institute, the nation’s leading intelligent design think tank.
Censorship, once indulged and condoned, doesn’t end just because one taboo debate has been suppressed.