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Creationism and Monkey Business In Tennessee

Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2012 | Religion
Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.

Eighty-seven years after the notorious Scopes trial, the Tennessee legislature recently passed a bill encouraging teachers to present the "scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses" of topics that arouse "debate and disputation" such as "biological evolution."

New 'Monkey Law' Imperils Science In Tennessee

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.23.2012 | Science
Cara Santa Maria

We live in the 21st century, the century of biotechnology. Without an appropriate understanding of evolution, students will be at a disadvantage in the workforce. And without an understanding of anthropogenic climate change, how can we expect Tennessee children to grow up to become members of an informed electorate?

PHOTOS: Monkeys Question Tennessee Anti-Evolution Law

Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

(Disclaimer: We're aware that the animals below aren't all actually "monkeys." Most of them are great apes, but they're very inquisitive nonetheless.)...

Controversial Tennessee 'Monkey Bill' Becomes Law

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

A Tennessee bill meant to protect teachers who allow students to question and criticize "controversial" subjects such as evolution and climate change ...

GOP Governor Urged To Veto Controversial 'Monkey Bill'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

Gov. Bill Haslam (R-Tenn.) is facing a new round of pressure this week to veto controversial legislation that critics argue would open the floodgates ...

Critics Accuse Gov Of Rolling Clock Back To 1925 With 'Monkey Bill'

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee, where the nation's first big legal battle over evolution was fought nearly 90 years ago, is close to enacting a law tha...