Mississippi Disclaimer Bill Dead.

The NCSE is reporting that the Mississippi Disclaimer Bill has died in committee, leaving Alabama as the only state with a disclaimer on biology textbooks. Apparently the bill’s sponsor, Gary Chism (R-Distinct 37) is considering “drafting another bill next year supporting the teaching of the strengths and weaknesses of evolutionary theory in public school classrooms.” I’m sure the Discovery Institute would be happy to help him.

So the current status of anti-evolution legislation in 2009 is:

  • Mississippi – disclaimer – dead in committee
  • New Mexico – “strengths and weaknesses” – in committee
  • Iowa – “academic freedom” – in committee
  • Oklahoma – “strengths and weaknesses” – in committee

2 thoughts on “Mississippi Disclaimer Bill Dead.

  1. I am looking forward to when you get to use the headline:
    “Discovery Institute Dead”
    It could be a lot of fun writing up the story too…
    Police were called to a shabby little office in a seedy part of Seattle earlier today, when neighbors noticed that nobody had gone in or out of the office for months. Inspector Callahan pronounced the DI & ID as dead as yesterdays news, and pointed out that since they actually never produced anything, it was amazing that they had lasted as long as they did.
    They will not be missed.

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