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Louisiana Lawmaker Wants Evolution Taught In Science Classes | Care2 Causes

Louisiana Lawmaker Wants Evolution Taught In Science Classes | Care2 Causes

After years of losing ground to anti-science forces at least one Louisiana lawmaker wants to make sure evolution is taught in Louisiana’s science classes. Sen. Karen Carter Peterson (D) introduced a bill that would repeal a four-year-old state law that encourages teachers to critique “contested” science like evolution and global warming. It’s the second effort in the last year to repeal the Science Education Act, a bill that when passed in 2008 was considered the bellwether for bringing religious study into the science classroom. The Louisiana Science Education Act writes in this idea of a “continuing controversy” around the theory of evolution which opens the door for debating alternative theories of the origins of life, including creationism. Scientists have taken the state to task for science teaching standards that are nothing more than “religion presented as science.”...

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