They never rest, do they?
The Oklahoma House passed a bill Monday that would require public school textbooks that discuss evolution to include a disclaimer stating that it is a controversial theory and not fact.
...“I think so many of the textbooks make it appear that evolution is a scientific fact and it’s not,” said [Representative Bill] Graves, R-Oklahoma City. “Even the U.S. Supreme Court says it’s a theory, so I was just trying to make that clear.
“I think it’s very important for children to know,” Graves said. “If they just believe that they came from some slime in a swamp that’s a whole lot different from being created in the image of God.” ...
The bill passed on a 96-0 vote and now heads to the Senate....
--Claremore (Okla.) Daily Progress
My favorite detail:
Rep. Bill Graves successfully included the language in House Bill 2194, a measure that originally changed the format for Braille versions of instructional materials.
Yeah, that's courageous -- just sneak this nonsense onto a completely unrelated bill. For the blind.