New Mexico Creationism Bill: It’s Dead

BACK in early February, we reported that New Mexico was considering one of those anti-science, anti-evolution, creationism-friendly laws inspired by the misleadingly-named Academic Freedom Act, promoted by the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids).

The bill is Senate Bill 433, and was introduced into the New Mexico state Senate by Senator Kent L. Cravens – (R).

A month later we reported, with guarded optimism: New Mexico Creationism: Bill’s Chances Fading.

Now it’s being reported at Panda’s Thumb that:

[T]his legislation has foundered, and literally died without being heard in committee during this year’s 60-day session which just ended (noon on Saturday, March 21st).

With the session ending soon, Sen. Cravens apparently asked that it [his creationism bill] be heard by the Senate Education committee on Monday, March 16th. But, by the time the hearing was supposed to start, word came that it had been cancelled.

Ever meticulous in such matters, we verified from a few other sources that the New Mexico legislative session did indeed end at noon today (21 March). So the Discoveroids have lost another one. Expelled again!

That leaves us with anti-evolution legislation still pending in Alabama, Florida, Missouri, and Texas. States where such legislation has so far failed this year, besides New Mexico, are Iowa, Mississippi, and Oklahoma. And, as a result of last year’s activity, we’re left with Louisiana as the only state — thus far — to have enacted such a law.

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2 responses to “New Mexico Creationism Bill: It’s Dead

  1. Another one bites the dust! Yay!

  2. As Joseph Conrad nearly put it:

    “Mystic Nutz, he dead.”