>the4bps at msn.com (Bonnie and Ben Polan) writes:
> Just a note in response to your posting: the Tennessee legislature
> is considering a bill which would require that evolution be taught as
> only a theory and would require that creationism be taught along
> with evolution as an equal scientific theory. It seems to be the
> Scopes trial all over again--this time the '90's version. We in
> education must resist this at all costs!!!! BP
Hasn't the Supreme Court dealt with this recently? If I remember
correctly, a southern state law was thrown out on the grounds that
creationism is religion. I think Scalia was the only dissenting vote.
Presumably now there would be two, but fortunately I don't think
this is going to stand. Sounds like posturing on the part of the
tennessee legislature, although I'm not suggesting that the
promotion of ignorance is harmless.