Phil Plait writes of one proposed bill in Colorado that would, according to Eugenie Scott, allow teachers “to miseducate students about evolution, whether by teaching creationism as a scientifically credible alternative or merely by misrepresenting evolution as scientifically controversial.”
Bill HB 13-1089 states that “The provisions of the acts direct teachers to create an environment that encourages students to intelligently and respectfully explore scientific questions and learn about scientific evidence related to biological and chemical evolution, global warming, and human cloning.”
Meanwhile in Missouri, the House of Representatives proposed the Missouri Standards Act, which states public schools must teach intelligent design with evolution and that textbooks must “give equal treatment to biological evolution and biological intelligent design.”
Finally, the National Center for Science Education has a story about Arizona Senate Bill 1213, which states that its aim is to “create an environment in schools that encourages students to explore scientific questions, learn about scientific evidence, develop critical thinking skills, and respond appropriately and respectfully to differences of opinion about controversial issues" and to "assist teachers to find effective ways to present the science curriculum as it addresses scientific controversies.”
The bill considers evolution, origins of life, and global warming to be controversial. NCSE’s website has further information about the Arizona bill.
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