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Tennessee’s New Academic Freedom Law Protects Teachers and Defends Science

On this episode of ID the Future, host David Boze interviews Casey Luskin about the recent passing of an academic freedom law in Tennessee that allows teachers to discuss both the scientific strengths and weaknesses of controversial scientific theories. Although the bill had overwhelming bipartisan support, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam opted to let it pass into law without his signature, issuing a statement that mirrored the rhetoric of the Darwin Lobby. Such critics claim that the bill is unnecessary, but as Luskin points out, there have been several incidences over the last few years that have illustrated the need to support critical thinking in the classroom.

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Get Informed About Tennessee’s Senate Bill 893

On this episode of ID the Future, host David Boze interviews Casey Luskin about the controversy surrounding the passage of Tennessee’s Senate Bill 893. This bill supports academic freedom in the classroom by protecting the rights of teachers to discuss scientific controversies, including the controversies over Darwinian evolutionary theory. However, there are those that denounce the bill as merely a medium for putting religion in the classroom. Is this a legitimate accusation? Listen in as Casey explains the true content and purpose of TN Senate Bill 893.

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