New Hampshire elected officials are evolutionarily backwards

Schools: Bills aim to roll back teaching evolution | Concord Monitor.

To state Rep. Jerry Bergevin, the horrors of the Columbine school shooting and the atrocities of Nazi Germany are linked by the theory of evolution, and that’s all the evidence he needs to see that New Hampshire’s children shouldn’t be taught that it’s correct.

Bergevin, a Republican from Manchester serving his first term, introduced one of two bills that will be before the Legislature next year addressing evolution, the first in the state since the late 1990s.

The second bill, introduced by Reps. Gary Hopper of Weare and John Burt of Goffstown, more vaguely calls for science teachers to “instruct pupils that proper scientific (inquiry) results from not committing to any one theory or hypothesis . . . and that scientific and technological innovations based on new evidence can challenge accepted scientific theories.”

“But more and more scientists are coming to the conclusion that it was not even remotely possible that it happened by accident. I want to introduce children to the idea that they have a purpose for being here.”

He would like to see intelligent design – the idea that a creator controlled how early life on Earth developed – taught in classrooms, but hasn’t been able to find an example of the philosophy being successfully legislated into schools.

Tip: National Center for Science Education

There is good reason why ID is not taught! Because it’s religion. UGH! Buy a CLUE! This article is sad, these people are ignorant. That’s all I can say because the hubris is too much to bear to quote anymore.

Luckily, NCSE is on the case, monitoring the anti-evolution bills in New Hampshire. Consider donating to the NCSE before year’s end. They are the ones fighting for reason and science against these clowns. They need your help.


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  1 comment for “New Hampshire elected officials are evolutionarily backwards

  1. Massachusetts
    January 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    Just how exactly were Columbine and the Nazis linked by evolution? You might has well say they were linked by the Tooth Fairy.

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