02 January 2012

New attacks on evolution: throw another one

I make a brief cameo appearance in this LiveScience article about several new anti-evolution bills in state legislatures; specifically, one in New Hampshire.

The bill, House bill 1457, is kind of sad, because it is such a weak attack on evolution. It doesn’t mention evolution, even though the representative who introduced it admits he had it crafted with evolution and intelligent design in mind. The phrase “no matter how firmly it appears to be established” is an admission that anti-evolutionists can’t win on the evidence. They’re just throwing marshmallows now.

Or possibly snowballs.

Only effective in getting the wrong kind of attention.

Photo from here.

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