Fighting creationism is a never-ending battle in the U.S., and it won’t be over until religion’s gone. Not that all believers reject evolution, of course, but I know of only one creationist (or IDer) who isn’t clearly motivated by religion: David Berlinski (and I have my doubts about him). Every attempt to have creationism legally taught in public schools has failed, and so now, as is happening in South Dakota, they are trying to pass “teach the controversy” bills that don’t even mention evolution.
According to the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) and the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, the state senate just passed, by a substantial majority, Senate Bill 55, which succinctly reads as follows (my emphasis):
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to protect the teaching of certain scientific information.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That chapter 13-1 be amended by…
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