Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Clueless in Tennessee
According to the Nashville Post, State Sen. Raymond Finney, a Republican from Maryville, "wants to ask the Tennessee Department of Education to address a few basic questions about life, the universe and all that:"
"Is the universe and all that is within it, including human beings, created through purposeful, intelligent design by a Supreme Being, that is a Creator?"
"Since the universe, including human beings, is created by a supreme being (a creator), why is creationism not taught in Tennessee public schools?
"Since it cannot be determined whether the universe, including human beings, is created by a supreme being (a creator), why is creationism not taught as an alternative concept, explanation, or theory, along with the theory of evolution in Tennessee public schools?"
Shouldn't there be some requirement that lawmakers at least be aware of the law as a prerequisite to holding office? Perhaps instead of teaching creationism, the schools should focus more on teaching the legal history of the country. That way state legislators like Finney might at least have a clue.
You can read Finney's bill here.