Maxwell breathed new life into natural theology and helped in some measure to sustain the design argument in Victorian England.
The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is already mocking SB 893 as the “Tennessee monkey bill.”
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.
Reporters should be reticent to fix the legally significant label “creationist” to nascent science education bills.