Great column in the Orlando Sentinel by Mike Thomas: Senate, House well on way to inherit the wind
To make this all very scientific, the teachers would need “germane current facts, data and peer-reviewed scientific information.”
That sounds good and un-Godly until you try to define terms such as peer-reviewed scientific information. Beyond that, good luck deciding who would have the final say in determining that something met that criteria.
I spent an hour on Google, digging for “scientific information” that claimed to be “peer reviewed,” arguing that Earth is 7,000 years old and that T. rexes ate plants until Adam and Eve ate the apple. Then they got dressed, and the T. rexes switched to the Atkins Diet.
Imagine a teacher introducing such material as a critique of Darwin, with administrators and parents unable to infringe on his academic freedom to do so.
If you don’t think this would happen, you haven’t spent enough time in the Panhandle.
In the Senate, Sen. Ronda Storms, R-Valrico, claims there is a Science Inquisition going on in schools, with anti-evolution teachers given bathroom and bus duty.
She couldn’t produce any victims. Like her science, her legislation seems to be faith-based.