Missouri 2015 Creationism Bill — Dead

Creationist bill, road kill

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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6 responses to “Missouri 2015 Creationism Bill — Dead

  1. Glad to hear. All in all, I am glad for the good news.

  2. Just love seeing the photo you use to illustrate these “dead bill” stories. And how appropriate — double-yellow line = No Passing Zone.

  3. retiredsciguy says:

    Just love seeing the photo you use to illustrate these “dead bill” stories

    And roadkill possum is good eatin’!

  4. Well there you are. LA and TN are still the dumbest states in the Union. Every body but us gives a pass to this crap legislation. By the way all of higher ed in Louisiana is waiting to hear how much the legislature is going to cut next year’s budget. Worst case, we could be looking at an 80% cut of our state funds. No amount of tuition increase can make up for that, which the legislature also controls. Looks like higher ed is an endangered species in LA LA land. The only good news is that Jindal leaves office at the end of the year. But I’m not betting that his replacement will be much better.

  5. DickVanstone

    It has been the better part of a year since posting. I’ve always agreed with the thought that religion was a tool used to pacify/distract/influence the masses. Whenever I was here phrases such as “It takes two to tango” or “divide and conquer” crept into my mind and gave me pause. Hence the hiatus. Since I have been “down the rabbit hole” as it were and came across an eye-opening website that I would love to share with all here. This may just show the depth of my ignorance but here it goes: http://www.thetruthaboutthelaw.com

    Thinking back on my time here, I believe you, Sensuous Curmudgeon, if anything will appreciate the humor.

    To all: Enjoy!

  6. Dave Luckett

    Shock! Horror! There are literal six days six thousand years ago creationists in State legislatures. Why, there’s one in the Great State of Missouri. Who’da thunk it?

    Meanwhile, in other news, a man was bitten by a dog…