No sooner than Oklahoma’s SB 320 gets axed than we find out about another “academic freedom”/”strengths and weaknesses” bill. This time it’s Missouri HB 656 introduced on Feb 10th. As NCSE reports, Robert Wayne Cooper (R-District 155), the chief sponsor, has a history of wasting time introducing pro-creationism bills.
So the current state of play for 2009 is:
- Mississippi – dead in committee
- Oklahoma – dead in committee
- New Mexico – in committee
- Iowa – in committee
- Alabama – in committee.
- Missouri – in committee
- Texas – at state board
- Florida – looks like there’s to be a “teach intelligent design” proposal on the cards.