Fundies Are Trying To Make “Intelligent Design” The Law In MissouriPosted by Phil Ferguson on February 9th, 2013 – 1 Comment – Posted in Uncategorized
On January 23, 2013, the Missouri House of Representatives introduced “HOUSE BILL NO. 291“. Entitled the “Missouri Standard Science Act”, it is a blatant attempt to get intelligent design to be taught at all levels of education in the state. Not only does it require intelligent design to be taught in science classes, it directly attacks evolution and defines “scientific theory” to include “faith-based philosophy”. (Please click on this mailto link to send a message to all of the Missouri House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee)
Here is what they want in the classroom.
” If scientific theory concerning biological origin is taught in a course of study, biological evolution and biological intelligent design shall be taught.” – HB 291, Section 3(3)b
Ohhh… it just got fancier…. “biological intelligent design”. It is still not science!
They then want to place fantasy above certain types of data….
” If empirical data is taught, only such data which has been verified or is currently capable of being verified by observation or experimentation shall be taught. Data with the appearance of empirical data which has never been verified and is currently incapable of being verified shall be identified as nonverifiable when taught orally or in writing” – HB 291, Section 3(1)
This is just a tricky way of saying that evolution has not been seen or proven with an experiment so you must say that it had not been verified. Ugh….
And then there is this…..
“If a naturalistic process previous to written history is taught, the naturalistic process shall be duplicated by an analogous naturalistic process. Details of the analogous naturalistic process may be taught where considered instructive. Conjecture concerning a naturalistic process previous to written history as to the occurrence of the process, cause of the process, date of the process, length of time for the process to occur, process conditions, process mechanisms, process materials, or other speculative details shall be taught as theory or hypothesis as specified in subdivision (3) of this subsection” – HB 291, Section 3(5)
It appears that we cannot know anything before “written history”. This is an attempt to but a book of lies above actual science. How very sad!
It goes down hill from there….
“Scientific theory”, an inferred explanation of incompletely understood phenomena about the physical universe based on limited knowledge, whose components are data, logic, and faith-based philosophy. The inferred explanation may be proven, mostly proven, partially proven, unproven or false and may be based on data which is supportive, inconsistent, conflicting, incomplete, or inaccurate. – HB 291, Section 2(9)
Again religion wants to kill reality – its biggest enemy!