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|Subject: Wingnuts attack science yet again||Date: 2/25/2014 12:56 AM|
|Author: feedmeNOWhuman||Number: 1923953 of 2010992|
Now there is parental notification with an opt-out option!
A Missouri lawmaker has proposed what ranks among the most anti-evolution legislation in recent years, which would require schools to notify parents if "the theory of evolution by natural selection" was being taught at their child's school and give them the opportunity to opt out of the class.
State Rep. Rick Brattin (R), who sponsored the bill, told a local TV station last week that teaching only evolution in school was "indoctrination."
“It’s an absolute infringement on people’s beliefs,” Brattin told the Kansas City Star of requiring schools to teach evolution. “What’s being taught is just as much faith and, you know, just as much pulled out of the air as, say, any religion."
Except for the fact that evolution has predicted the discovery of countless fossils, like Tiktaalik.
But at least you admit that religion is pulled out of the air, and therefore has no business in the science classroom.
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