Alt Title: “Yeah, well that’s just like, your opinion, man”
The National Center for Science has flagged two anti-evolution bills currently winding their way through the State House.
First up is HB1148
Theory of Evolution. Require evolution to be taught in the public schools of this state as a theory, including the theorists’ political and ideological viewpoints and their position on the concept of atheism.
I wonder who gets to define/summarize the “theorist’s” political and ideological view points? How exactly to we intend to collect the global scientific communities view on Atheism?
HB1575 seems to want to micro manage what our science teachers say in the classroom.
Scientific Inquiry. Require science teachers to instruct pupils that proper scientific inquire results from not committing to any one theory or hypothesis, no matter how firmly it appears to be established, and that scientific and technological innovations based on new evidence can challenge accepted scientific theories or modes.
- Do we really need a 400 person Citizen Legislature to define a New Hampshire “version” of the definition of Scientific Inquiry?
- Thankfully this does not appear to effect the teaching of Mathematics, I can’t imagine how confused my 1st grader would be… “Now class currently 2+2= 4 but no matter how firmly we believe that Representive Hopper and Burt want you to know that could change in the future.
- Umm… Jobs?
Speaker O’Brien’s House of Representatives continue to embarrass our state.