Monthly Archives: April 2008

Asking for prayers … but it’s not about religion

The deceptively named “academic freedom” bills’ sponsors have gone to great lengths to claim the bills have nothing to do with religion. But who out there is supporting these bills and wants to see them pass? The Florida Baptist Witness, … Continue reading

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More good editorials/columns

Florida newspapers continue to editorialize on the side of good science. The Daytona Beach News Journal: Anti-evolution bills defy science Lawmakers don’t seem to be questioning the validity of “alternative theories” to evolution. Instead, they’re bickering over how far they … Continue reading

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Fate of the bills

What will happen with the differing versions of the deceptively named “academic freedom” bills now? (The two pages we need to keep an eye on are this one (House) and this one (Senate).)  The Senate and House approved very different … Continue reading

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Early news reports

Accounts of the House vote are already hitting the news: Palm Beach Post: Florida House approves evolution bill Gov. Charlie Crist dropped in on the House press gallery during the two-hour debate this morning and showed little enthusiasm for the … Continue reading

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Release: Response to today’s vote

The following was sent out to the media today: Response to today’s House vote passing the deceptively named “academic freedom” bill. April 28, 2008 Contact: Brandon Haught, Florida Citizens for Science bhaught@flascience.org / www.flascience.org / (Media Page available) Rep. D. … Continue reading

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House vote

Sorry, folks, I wasn’t able to watch the entire debate before the vote. I just caught bits and pieces. So, I can’t give my usual full summary. However, the snippets I did hear sounded just like what we’ve already heard … Continue reading

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Final week

Welcome to the final week of the state legislative session. Today will most likely see the final vote in the House on the anti-evolution bill, so keep an eye on the bill’s page to find out the end result. I … Continue reading

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Reaction sent to media

The following reaction was sent to the media earlier today following the anti-evolution bill debate in the Florida House. The St. Petersburg Times education blog, the Gradebook, has already linked to it. Florida Citizens for Science response to today’s House … Continue reading

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