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"This is strictly about teaching science in the classroom," Says LSEA Sponsoring Senator

As everyone waits for Governor Jindal to sign the first law to protect the academic freedom rights of teachers who present evidence both for and against Darwinian evolution, it is worth noting that the sponsoring senator has again clearly spoken about the intent of the Louisisiana Science Education Act.

Darwinists keep falsely claiming this bill would open the science classroom door to creationism or religion. Louisiana Senator Ben Nevers (D) says that is not the case.

"This is strictly about teaching science in the classroom," he said. "It has nothing to do with religion. Most textbooks are seven years old or older. Science can be very changeable in some areas. It is important to bring current science into the classroom."

The legislation is called the Louisiana Science Education Act. As worded, the bill allows science teachers to supplement textbooks with other materials "to help students understand, analyze, critique and review scientific theories in an objective manner."

The stated intention is to "create and foster an environment within public elementary and secondary schools that promotes critical thinking skills, logical analysis and open and objective discussion of scientific theories being studied including, but not limited to, evolution, the origins of life, global warming and human cloning."

"It gives a clear process on how to deal with getting supplemental information into the classroom," said Nevers.

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