This is the one we wrote about here: Missouri Creationism: New Bill for 2015. It was a typical Discovery Institute Academic Freedom bill, sponsored by Representative Andrew Koenig, a Republican who owns a paint company, and who is also licensed to sell health and life insurance. He’s a creationist fanatic who has introduced similar legislation for the two previous years.
The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) reports: Antievolution bill dies in Missouri. They say:
Missouri’s House Bill 486 (PDF) died in committee in the Missouri House of Representatives on May 15, 2015, when the legislature adjourned.
The website of the Missouri House says it will officially adjourn on 30 May, but if NCSE says the legislature has adjourned, that’s good enough for us. As you can see via this link to the bill’s status and history, the bill was referred to the House Elementary and Secondary Education, where it never even got a hearing or came up for a vote.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Does Koenig feel like a flaming idiot? He should, but he probably feels like he’s the only righteous member of his state’s legislature. If he’s still in office next year, you can be certain that he’ll do the same thing again. Creationists are incapable of learning. Drooling, yes; but learning, no.
The only such bill still pending in a state legislature is in Alabama, but it’s just sitting in a committee, and that legislature is scheduled to adjourn soon, so it looks like the whole year is a total loss for the Discoveroids. They probably won’t mention any of this at at their website.
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