A month ago we told you about Arizona’s 2013 “Academic Freedom” Bill.
That was SB 1213, yet another anti-science, anti-evolution, pro-creationism bill modeled after the Academic Freedom Act promoted by the Discoveroids — described in the Cast of Characters section of our Intro page. We’ve already critiqued their model bill (and explained how to defeat it) here: Curmudgeon’s Guide to “Academic Freedom” Laws.
The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) reports Antiscience bill dies in Arizona. They say:
Arizona’s Senate Bill 1213 died on February 22, 2013, when the deadline for Senate bills to be heard in their Senate committees passed.
It’s very satisfying to see these things die in committee. It would be even better if their sponsors were defeated in the next election, with their nonsensical bills raised as a campaign issue so the voters could decide that they don’t want irrational lawmakers. But that’s asking too much. Well take what we can get, and this is an excellent result. If only other state legislatures would behave like this.
This is a bad day for the Discovery Institute. Two of their bills have failed. How very sad for them. However, a bad day for the Discoveroids is a good day for Western Civilization. We’re looking forward to more of the same.
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