News Release: FAS condemns antievolution bill

The Florida Academy of Sciences issued a statement this week condemning a bill introduced in the Florida Senate this session that the Academy says, “leaves the door open for the introduction in the public school curriculum of nonscientific and covertly religious doctrines.” The legislation in question is Senate Bill 2396 (see our previous news release) sponsored by Senator Stephen Wise. This proposed bill would mandate so-called “critical analysis” of the theory of evolution in public schools.

The Academy is a strong supporter of the Florida State Science Standards for K-12 adopted in 2008, and its members were alarmed by this senate bill, which they see as a “deliberate attempt to undermine the adopted science standards.” This prompted the Academy to issue the statement urging lawmakers to reject SB 2396.

To read the statement in its entirety, please visit this link:

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Communications Director for Florida Citizens for Science.
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