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Legislation Would Muzzle Science Teachers in Virginia


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: science, teachers, republicans, Virginia, Richard Bell, government, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, politics )

Carrie
- 212 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
Delegate Richard P. "Dickie" Bell (R-Staunton) is the "chief patron," or sponsor, of the bill that local media suggest is probably aimed at how evolution is taught in Virginia. But the language of HB 207 is so broad that just about any controversial...



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JL A. (275)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 4:37 pm
Well, the Senate majority in VA just shifted DEM to join the Governor as DEM--such bad ideas should be history for VA.
 

Alan Lambert (89)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 1:15 am
Yeah, Virginia will look like the other side of the Potomac, great...
 

Alfred Donovan (45)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 4:06 am
The Republican's have never progressed beyond the neanderthal stage.
 

Roseann D. (178)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 5:54 am
No wonder the states with the worst performing students (yahoo news yesterday) are all in RedStates. Because knowledge is power and the GOP prefers we have neither.
 

Lona Goudswaard (68)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 6:41 am
I hope this case of dumbing of Americans will be nipped in the bud soon.
 

Mitchell D. (130)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 2:01 pm
Has this fool been drinking lots of that funny water from W. Virginia, lately??
Alfred, be nicer to Neanderthals, we all have some of their genes within us. This guy clearly has NO genes within him, because genes were discovered using the scientific method!
As I read about various things, somewhat widely I come across concepts about intellectual bias, such as "The Illusion of Confidence," the "Feeling of Knowing," "Motivated Reasoning and Dopamine, in Reward Circuitry," and I try to understand the the "Thick as a Brick," bag of hammers perspective of these quasi-people... but it does not work for me.
Red states have had more teen pregnancy than the blue, red states show up dumber, as in the Yahoo study, than the blue...and they just can't see that there is a problem.
OOPS! I must be the dumb one...here I am expecting them to consider something as simple as "evidence.!"

 

Mitchell D. (130)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 2:09 pm
I just heard, on NPR news, that Pope Francis has urged Catholics NOT to assume that they have a lock on "The Truth."
Will something like this have any impact on the Theocrats? Sure...they will start to call Pope Francis the Anti-Christ! After all, they "KNOW!"
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Friday January 24, 2014, 12:28 pm
Things will change with the state majority shifting Democrat to join the Dem. Governor.
Thanks Carrie.
 
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