In a discussion about teaching evolution in biology classes a few years ago, I had carefully explained how and why the First Amendment does not require creationism to be taught in biology classes, and in fact is the reason that creationism isn’t taught, in the Establishment Clause. My explanation irritated the tarnation out of a creationist woman who exclaimed, “Well, it’s not like the First Amendment is engraved in stone!”
Heh. Guess what I found at Southern Methodist University. There, outside the main door of the Umphrey Lee Center, which houses the Department of Economics and the Division of Journalism of the Meadows School for the Arts:
This is an encore post from April 2008.
- Kentucky Lawmakers Shocked To Find Evolution In Biology Tests (science.slashdot.org)
- Missouri screws up (freethoughtblogs.com)
- Missouri’s Constitutional Creationism Amendment (sensuouscurmudgeon.wordpress.com)
- Florida to Strike the Establishment Clause from its Constitution? (breakingspells.net)