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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Evolution Academic Freedom Bill passed by Florida Senate

The Evolution Academic Freedom Bill passed the Florida Senate by a vote of 21-17. The blog of the Florida Citizens for Science has the details. The bill passed despite the dire warnings of costly lawsuits, high-tech businesses avoiding Florida, Florida becoming the laughingstock of the world, etc.. A big problem now is that the House version of the bill is quite a bit different from the Senate version.

Also, the NCSE reported that an academic freedom bill passed in the Louisiana Senate's Education Committee and that a companion bill was introduced in the Louisiana House.

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Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

It appears that there are 17 members of the Florida State Senate who are either opposed to academic freedom, or ignorant or misinformed about the controversy. I'm not sure why else they would oppose this bill?

And it's an issue that could have political consequences, in an election year.

Friday, April 25, 2008 3:45:00 PM  
Anonymous A Theory in Crisis said...

"Sleazy" PZ Myers has written a most accessible article titled "How can chromosome numbers change?"

Recommended. Don't miss.

Saturday, April 26, 2008 8:11:00 PM  

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