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April 11, 2012


Tennessee Law Allows Creationism in Classrooms

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) said he will allow a bill that encourages classroom debate over evolution to become law without his signature, "a symbolic move that signals his opposition but allows the measure to be added to the state code," the Tennessean reports.

"The decision followed criticism of the bill from national organizations and local scientists, who said it is a cover for reintroducing creationism in Tennessee schools. They linked the measure to the 1925 Scopes Trial in Dayton, Tenn., in which a schoolteacher was tried for breaking a state law then on the books that banned the teaching of evolution."












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