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HB 291: keping misooree stoopit (January 24, 2013)

Well, yeah (February 7, 2013)

Others are starting to notice the crazy in the Missouri General Assembly:

Science & Technology

Rick Brattin, Who Wants Anti-Evolution Lessons In Missouri Schools: “I’m A Science Enthusiast”

By Sam Levin Thu., Feb. 7 2013 at 7:00 AM

Missouri Representative Rick Brattin, a Republican, has introduced a bill that would mandate schools across the state give “equal treatment” to the theory of evolution and so-called “intelligent design,” which is similar to creationism.


“I’m a science enthusiast,” he tells Daily RFT. “I’m a huge science buff….”

Enthusiast? Gee, if it wasn’t for that pesky scientific method we’d all be enthusiasts.

At Mother Jones:

Anti-Evolution Missouri Bill Requires College Students to Learn About Destiny

-By Dana Liebelson

| Fri Feb. 8, 2013 12:21 PM PST

Late last month, Rick Brattin, a Republican state representative in Missouri, introduced a bill that would require that intelligent design and “destiny” get the same educational treatment and textbook space in Missouri schools as the theory of evolution. Brattin insists that his bill has nothing to do with religion-it’s all in the name of science….

….Eric Meikle, education project director at the National Center for Science Education, disagrees. “This bill is very idiosyncratic and strange,” he tells Mother Jones. “And there is simply not scientific evidence for intelligence design….”

Face palm.