"Creation of Adam" by Michelangelo / Public Domain

South Carolina Bill Would Inject “Creation Science” Into Public Schools

Feb 7, 2019

By Hemant Mehta

Some state legislators try to push Creationism into science classrooms by using coded language. For example, they say they want schools to teach the “strengths and weaknesses” of various scientific ideas. But South Carolina Republican Reps. Dwight A. Loftis and James Mikell “Mike” Burns never got that memo.

They’re the sponsors of House Bill 3826, which would inject “Creation science” into an elective comparative religions class.

In addition to the provisions of item (1), a school district may require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science as part of the course content.

The course would have to be “neutral, objective, and balanced”… except for the part where the Christian creation myth is forced into the curriculum.

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6 comments on “South Carolina Bill Would Inject “Creation Science” Into Public Schools

  • eejit

    Michelangelo’s homo-erotic hunks 

    How dare you say that?!

    The Pope paid for those homo-erotic hunks to adorn the Sistine Chapel! Those hunks are sacred!

    (I prefer Rafael’s contribution in nearby spaces, just personally.)
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  • What is there to teach?  God created everything, the end.

    Now for those of you who would like to learn about life, we will begin with Darwin’s “descent with modification”…

    Or maybe we should begin with the cell?  Oh, the cell is definitely cool.

    Oh, oh, what about macromolecules?  Or how about the valency of carbon and life?

    No, no, let’s start with the properties of water that arise from the all-important hydrogen bond!  Have you ever considered what would happen if ice didn’t float?

     
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  • I’v never been in the Sistine Chapel, and I had no idea that there were Raphaels in it.  Certainly a shortcoming in my education!  I’ve looked them up and I agree with you Laurie.  Besides which, who wouldn’t prefer Raphael to Michelangelo?
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