Dracil’s BlogJournal

May 3, 2008

Florida anti-evolution bill dies

Evolution bills die in Legislature as session ends

But it’s like the evil dead.  We all know it’s going to crawl back from the grave, so keep those shotguns and chainsaws ready.  :)

It’s funny though.  John West of the Discovery Institute actually thinks there’s some massive conspiracy and the House intentionally voted on the version with “critical analysis” so that it would be rejected by the Senate.  He even called “critical analysis” a “poison pill“.  Now hold on a minute.  “Critical analysis” is one of Discovery Institute’s favorite terms that they gladly trumpet when it suits their purpose, such as when gloating about which states now require it in their classes when teaching evolution.  In other words, he’s advocating lying to Congress about the true motives of the Intelligent Design movement just so he can sneak some bills in.

But as we have learned from the people arguing for the bill during the proceedings, none of the people there truly believe in “academic freedom”.  Otherwise they should be all too happy to extend “academic freedom” to sex education so that alternatives to abstinence are taught.  It’s also telling that they only talk about “academic freedom” and “critical analysis” in the context of evolution.  What about the rest of science?  Don’t we deserve the “academic freedom” to teach alchemy in chemistry classes, astrology in astronomy classes, phrenology in neurology classes, and Intelligent Falling in physics class?  Shouldn’t we be “critically analyzing” all these fields as well?

Nah.  That’s because all these politically loaded terms, including “Intelligent Design”, are nothing more than a trojan horse for Creationism, which the Supreme Court ruled was unconstitutional in 1987.

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4 Comments »

  1. […] Florida’s anti-evolution bill Filed under: Controversy, creationism, evolution, intelligent design, religion — Tags: Alan Hays, america, anti-evolution, congress, creationism, evolution, florida, government, ID, intelligent design, legislature, Nan Rich, religion, Ronda Storms, science, Ted Deutch, theistic evolution — dracil @ 6:09 pm Update: The bill has died […]

    Pingback by Florida’s anti-evolution bill « Dracil’s BlogJournal — May 3, 2008 @ 8:17 am

  2. THE BIGGER PICTURE IN THE DEBATE ON DARWINISM IS NOT INTELLIGENT DESIGN.

    The reason is elementary: the Discovery Institute and other ID proponents leave out the Triune God, Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Hence, Richard Dawkins can make the case for “aliens” seeding the earth.

    There is a better, far superior way.

    The Quest for Right, a series of 7 textbooks created for the public schools, represents the ultimate marriage between an in-depth knowledge of biblical phenomena and natural and physical sciences. The several volumes have accomplished that which, heretofore, was deemed impossible: to level the playing field between those who desire a return to physical science in the classroom and those who embrace the theory of evolution. The Quest for Right turns the tide by providing an authoritative and enlightening scientific explanation of natural phenomena which will ultimately dethrone the unprofitable Darwinian view.

    A review:

    “I am amazed at the breadth of the investigation – scientific history, biblical studies, geology, biology, geography, astronomy, chemistry, paleontology, and so forth – and find the style of writing to be quite lucid and aimed clearly at a general, lay audience.” ― Mark Roberts, former Editor of Biblical Reference Books, Thomas Nelson Publishers.

    Visit the official website for additional information: http://questforright.com

    Comment by C. David Parsons — May 3, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

  3. You’ve spammed your books and site once already, no need to do it again. If you wish to debate your view, you may do so here, but any more advertisements of either your site or books will be marked as spam. If you want your book mentioned again here, you may send me a free copy of your textbooks and I will write a review.

    Otherwise, from what I’ve seen, it’s religious pseudoscience. As such, as I mentioned at the end of my post, any public schools actually using your books would be in violation of the First Amendment.

    Comment by dracil — May 3, 2008 @ 4:20 pm

  4. […] Florida tried to insert God (oh I’m sorry, an “Intelligent Designer” (oh I’m sorry, “academic […]

    Pingback by Florida = Fundieland « Dracil’s BlogJournal — May 7, 2008 @ 9:16 pm


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