Well, it's a good thing that teachers don't penalize "students who turn in papers
attempting to debunk almost universally accepted scientific theories..." just because they turn in such papers. They penalize them for having inadequate evidence to support their assertions.
"A student has the freedom to write a paper that points out that highly complex life may not be explained by chance mutations."
Absolutely! But if they cannot provide an appropriate level of evidence in a scientific context to support their alternate hypotheses, then they deserve to fail. On the flipside, if they are challenging certain aspects and they provide facts to support their challenge, then give them an A+++!
I don't think we should ever discourage youths from challenging any bit of knowledge, but we should make sure that they are learning how to appropriate make and support that challenge. NOTE: I didn't read the bill, so I'll just have to trust the MJ reporter provided a fair
In Loving Memory of SSG Edward W. Carman
Nov. 1976-Apr.2004 - US Army, 2/12 Cavalry
From: sheri presloid
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Subject: [humanism-174] Insist That People Coexisted With Dinosaurs?and Get an A in Science Class!