Thursday, February 23, 2006
Darwin Awards: Let's Add a New Category
Here are RSR's nominations for a new category of Darwin Awards. The new category will salute the improvement of state legislatures across the country by honoring those who remove themselves from it in really stupid ways:
- Mississippi Sen. Charles Edwin Ross said he feels no need to change his bill on science education because it doesn't mandate teaching any one point of view. Instead the bill, which passed the Senate, clarifies that teachers are allowed to discuss or answer questions about intelligent design or other challenges to evolution.
- "My sense is the state board in Ohio may have overreacted to a court decision regarding intelligent design," said Michigan Rep. John Moolenaar, whose bill would require students to analyze weaknesses in scientific theories including evolution and global warning.