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No, That Bill in Pennsylvania Would Not "Spur Creationism Discussion"

Yesterday, the Huffington Post published a story titled as follows:

Pennsylvania Rep. Steve Bloom Seeks Cosponsors For Bill That Spurs Creationism Discussion

Yes, Rep. Bloom is seeking cosponsors for a bill. But, no, this bill would not "spu[r] creationism discussion."

Today, Mediatrackers published a story titled as follows:

Pennsylvania Leftists Attack Legislation Promoting Scientific Inquiry

Yes, Rep. Bloom's bill would promote scientific inquiry. That's what the bill says.

See for yourself:


Not only does the bill say 'yes' to scientific inquiry, it says 'no' to creationism and all other forms of religious instruction. Check it out:

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Here is the rest of the bill.

Editors: Don't go with the first story title that pops into your head. Read the bill. Talk to the bill sponsor. Take a day to think about it. Take a course in close reading. Whatever. Just get the title right. It's the first and sometimes only line that readers read.