Hey All You Missourians!

Turns out there’s dumbness in Missouri.  Right now there’s more than usual.

House Bill 1227, introduced in the Missouri House of Representatives on January 10, 2012, would, if enacted, require “the equal treatment of science instruction regarding evolution and intelligent design,” according to the legislature’s summary of the bill. The equal treatment provision would apply to both public elementary and secondary schools and to “any introductory science course taught at any public institution of higher education” in Missouri.

Time to yell at your representatives.  Tell them they’re setting up their schools districts to hand over a lot of taxpayer money that should go toward educating our children to mean, nasty atheists in lawsuits that are entirely not winnable.

Chastise them for using kids as collateral in their culture war.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • LawnBoy


    That’s not the only one. There’s also a second, subtler bill by the same sponsors: House Bill 1276.

  • Zinc Avenger

    Jurassic park: Life Stupid finds a way.”

  • stevenb

    sweet finally a fair fight.I can hopefully say I’m proud to live in missouri! As long as students are taught both sides of the arguement, I see this opening up the door forintelligent debate on the subject. Isn’t that how mental intelligence evolvs anyway. If this goes through more students will be able to make their own educated decisions on which side to agree with.i hope to see this go through.