Florida state Senator Rhonda Storms has been in the atheist blogosphere a lot recently for her introduction of the much despised Academic Freedom bill.
Academic Freedom, as I’ve said prior, is nothing of the sort.
Academic Freedom is deceptively named. It is made to allow people to criticize evolutionary theory. This would be OK, but as we know evolution is a heated topic outside of the scientific community. Like any other theory (including gravity!) we will never know everything about it. By teaching what we don’t know instead of what we do, this opens the doors for people to ask why we’re teaching it if there is so much doubt.
This, as we know, leads to people calling for: alternatives. There is no alternative to evolution except the religious and non-scientific intelligent design.
The Discovery Institute is using their failure of a film, Expelled, to plug their Academic Freedom bills.
That should tell you something. An intelligent design lobbying group is using an intelligent design film to plug a bill about “academic freedom.” Everything is going together to get intelligent design in schools, and people like fucking Rhonda Storms know this. That’s why they support it.
Storms refused to answer repeated direct questions from senate Democrats as to whether teachers would be permitted to teach intelligent design under her bill and whether she believes that intelligent design meets its criteria for ‘scientific information’.
It’s clear that the discovery institute knows what it’s doing and Rhonda Storms does too. The problem is that it’s illegal and dishonest. These good Christian people are really, really going to hell.
Again: Fuck Rhonda Storms.
We’ve got a new person on the list.
- Kirk Cameron
- Dr. Jason Lisle
- Lee Strobel
- Ray Comfort
- Rhonda Storms