Indiana Senate Hates Science, Loves Jesus

January 26, 2012

Okay, so I am being a little facetious with the title here, but the fact is that an Indiana Senate panel “has approved a bill that would allow creationism to be taught in Indiana’s public schools” according to the Chicago Tribune. It’s not law yet, but this is not a good sign for science supporters and people who care about facts in lieu of dogma. Still, several of these bills were defeated last year, and we’ve got the tools to fight the unconstitutional injection of religion into science classrooms.

The National Center for Science Education also reported on the bill (Senate Bill 89).

Indiana’s Senate Bill 89, which if enacted would allow local school districts to “require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science,” was passed by the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development on January 25, 2012. The vote was 8-2…

I know some other states have had similar bills proposed for 2012, so it will be interesting to see what the year brings. The CFI Office of Public Policy and The National Center for Science Education will keep us abreast of advocacy efforts and important news regarding these bills and others.

And last time I checked, creationism was still religion.