"Mississippi's House Bill 586, which if enacted would have required "scientifically sound arguments by protagonists and antagonists of the theory of evolution" to be presented in the state's schools, died in committee on February 2, 2010, according to the legislative website. In 2009, the bill's sponsor, Gary Chism (R-District 37), introduced a bill, HB 25, requiring biology textbooks in the state to include a hybrid of two previous versions of the Alabama evolution textbook disclaimer; that bill also died in committee."
The Missisippi official page tells this:
"Description: Evolution of humanity; require local school boards to include a lesson in their high school biology curriculum.
Deadline: General Bill/Constitutional Amendment
Vote type required: Majority
Effective date: July 1, 2010
History of Actions:
1 01/12 (H) Referred To Education
2 02/02 (H) Died In Committee
Title: AN ACT TO REQUIRE LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS TO INCLUDE AN INSTRUCTIONAL LESSON ON THE EVOLUTION OF HUMANITY IN ITS HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY CURRICULUM, WHICH SHALL BE TAUGHT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE BIOLOGY COURSE; TO REQUIRE THAT THE CURRICULUM BE BASED ON CERTAIN EVIDENTIARY FACTS AND SCIENTIFIC DATA; TO REQUIRE THAT THE LESSON NOT BE BIASED THROUGH SELECTIVE INSTRUCTION; TO REQUIRE THAT THE LESSON HAVE EQUAL INSTRUCTION FROM EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS THAT PRESENT ARGUMENTS FROM BOTH PROTAGONISTS AND ANTAGONISTS OF THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION; TO AMEND SECTION 37-11-63, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE THAT ANY DISCUSSION OF THE EVOLUTION OF HUMANITY MUST BE GIVEN BY A BIOLOGY TEACHER; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES."
The policy of the keeper of this blog has been for a long time to keep a stiff upper lip on all of these diverse things presented in this blog, but let the news just speak for themselves, but now I can't hold my tongue anymore; what really is this thing with Chistians and text in UPPER CASE?