William M. Briggs

But just how likely is it that students will hear and then actually believe that the Earth is six thousand years old and that dinosaurs were once pets of humans or whatever it is some “creationists”1 believe? Anyway, the language of the bill does not give license to teach any crackpot theory—like Gaiaism, catastrophism, or Marxism—which takes a teacher’s fancy. The bill specifically says emphasis should be placed upon “the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories.” How is that objectionable?

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