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