Debate over evolution now allowed in Tenn. schools

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    A victory for freedom of thought and individualism in the school, and a stinging defeat for the secular mind police. We enjoy freedom of speech, not freedom from speech you find disagreeable.



    'NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A bill that encourages classroom debate over evolution will become law in Tennessee, despite a veto campaign mounted by scientists and civil libertarians who say it will reopen a decades-old controversy over teaching creationism to the state's schoolchildren.'

    Tenn. governor allows evolution debate bill to become law

    Imagine the lively debate and opening of minds which can now flourish in the previously flat-earther science rooms across Tenn, and hopefully the rest of America!
     
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    What's next, astrology and alchemy classes? :cuckoo:
     
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    I think students should freely be able to debate the merits of astrology and alchemy.

    What are you afraid of?
     
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    Well there goes any Tennessean ever becoming a scientist ever again. Maybe they can turn the science departments of their universities into more seminaries, lord knows preachers contribute more to society than stupid scientists.
     
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    Seriously. Permitting a mere additional topic in high school debate will change the career path for all potential Tennessean scientists?



    Gawd, that is hilarious..
     
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    Wasting time on a phony subject. Aren't people already saying how crappy the schools are and now you want them to discuss non-science in a science class?!?!
     
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    That is your opinion. Not shared by the vast, vast majority of Americans.
     
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    So, you advocate the teaching of one religion's mythology in a science class. There is zero evidence for creationism, and huge volumes of evidence against it. And that idea affects the disciplines of geology, biology, and astronomy. Essentially, creationism denies the whole of modern science.
     
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    No, it's sad and not the least bit funny. Only religious fanatics who are outraged that science refuses to validate bronze age campfire stories see this as a victory, it's embarrassing and a step back into ignorance and superstition. Next they will want the flat earth theory discussed on equal terms with Newton's laws of physics.
     
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    But what else are we to expect of the willfully ignorant 'Conservatives'. Their idea of advancement is a fast track to 1890.
     

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