More nuttery from Alabama: Governor signs “student religious liberties act”

Um, I am religious, but even I think this law is a POS law.

Why Evolution Is True

Just four days ago I wrote about how a Republican state legislator in Alabama introduced a “critical thinking” bill designed to sneak creationism into the classroom. These bills, which I’ve heard come straight from the Discovery Institute, are the last-gasp effort of creationists to get their failed “science” taught in schools after it’s been repeatedly thrown out by the courts. HB592, as I noted before, stipulates this:

Neither the State Board of Education nor any local board of education, public school superintendent, public school principal, or public school administrator shall prohibit any teacher of a public school from helping students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of all existing scientific theories covered in the course. . .

And the theories specified are, of course, these:

The teaching of some scientific subjects required to be taught under the curriculum framework developed by the State Board…

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