On 6 February, AIBS wrote to the Speaker and Minority Leader of the Indiana House of Representatives to urge them to oppose passage of Indiana Senate Bill 89. The legislation would open the door to the teaching of creationism in Indiana schools.

The bill was recently passed by the state Senate and could soon be acted upon by the House. SB 89 is sponsored by Dennis Kruse (R-District 14), who chairs the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development.

The bill would require that lessons on the theory of the origin of life include viewpoints from “multiple religions, which may include, but is not limited to, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Scientology.”

The letter from AIBS states: “There are many religious traditions that offer explanations for the origin of life. These are, however, not scientific constructs and do not belong in a science classroom.”

Read the full letter from AIBS at http://www.aibs.org/position-statements/20120206indianacreationism.html.


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