The NCSE reports that the latest anti-evolution bill in Kentucky has died in committee.
Sometimes, things like this just happen. It’s the circle of life, you know.
Interestingly, the bill would have allowed teachers to discuss the “advantages and disadvantages of scientific theories.” That’s the first time that particular phrase has been used in anti-evolution legislation.
I understand how scientific theories could be described has having “advantages.” After all, theories like evolution allow us to experimentally predict future events. However, I wonder what exactly they had in mind when they asserted that scientific theories can have “disadvantages?” The only disadvantage of scientific theories that I can think of is that they are incomplete, as expressed in this famous quote from Albert Einstein:
Somehow, I don’t think that’s what the Kentucky legislators had in mind.