“An important step toward creating an environment where critical thinking skills can be developed in the classroom.”
Didier Raoult, the “most productive and influential microbiologist in France,” is looking more interesting all the time.
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.
Much to the chagrin of those who wish to prevent students from learning about science that challenges neo-Darwinism, academic freedom bills have been submitted to the legislatures of five states so far this year. The arguments from critics against these bills are utterly predictable — but they unwittingly demonstrate the need for academic freedom legislation. Before the Oklahoma Academic Freedom Bill died in committee last week, two Oklahoma Darwinists created a scare-FAQ to lobby Oklahoma legislators, stating: “This bill is designed to cast doubt on science as a valid way of understanding the world and to promote ideas based on religious faith. … This is a ‘Trojan horse’ bill intended to open the door for the teaching of religious concepts Read More ›