creationism http://wrkf.org en Repealing Unconstitutional Law http://wrkf.org/post/repealing-unconstitutional-law <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It might seem obvious…when the U.S. Supreme Court rules a state law “unconstitutional”, then the state repeals that law. Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor has been trying to get one of those old laws off the books for several years now, but prior attempts never made it past the first hurdle—the Senate Education Committee. This time his repeal bill, SB 70, has made it to the Senate floor, and it’s eligible for debate there as early as today. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 23951 at http://wrkf.org Repealing Unconstitutional Law Science Guy Bill Nye Debates Creationist Ken Ham http://wrkf.org/post/science-guy-bill-nye-debates-creationist-ken-ham Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>A famous trial in the 1920s tested the question of creationism. That question is still open for many people, and an argument over creationism versus evolution can sell a lot of seats. Last night at the Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky, its president, Ken Ham, was pitted in debate against TV personality and science educator Bill Nye. The event sold out in a matter of minutes. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:03:00 +0000 editor 22165 at http://wrkf.org Texas Overhauls Textbook Approval To Ease Tensions Over Evolution http://wrkf.org/post/texas-overhauls-textbook-approval-ease-tensions-over-evolution The Texas Board of Education, which has long been an ideological battleground for the teaching of evolution, says it will <a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/headlines/20140131-texas-education-board-overhauls-graduation-requirements.ece">limit the use of citizen review panels and instead give priority to teachers</a> in determining science and history curricula.<p>Because Texas public schools represent such a large market for textbook publishers, the state has an outsized influence on what is taught in the rest of the country.<p>Science curricula in particular have become a sourc Sat, 01 Feb 2014 16:29:19 +0000 Scott Neuman 22028 at http://wrkf.org Texas Overhauls Textbook Approval To Ease Tensions Over Evolution On Evolution, A Widening Political Gap, Pew Says http://wrkf.org/post/evolution-widening-political-gap-pew-says The divide between Republicans and Democrats on their views of the scientific theory of evolution is widening, according to <a href="http://www.pewforum.org/2013/12/30/publics-views-on-human-evolution/">a new poll released by Pew's Religion & Public Life Project.</a><p>The overall percentage of Americans who say "humans and other living things evolved over time" (60 percent) versus those who believe "humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time" (33 percent) is about the same as it was in a similar poll four years ago. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 00:50:36 +0000 Scott Neuman 20694 at http://wrkf.org On Evolution, A Widening Political Gap, Pew Says THURSDAY: Actor Jamie Wax, Outdoor Enthusiast Humberto Fontova, Student Activist Zack Kopplin http://wrkf.org/post/thursday-actor-jamie-wax-outdoor-enthusiast-humberto-fontova-student-activist-zack-kopplin <p>Jim talks with actor Jamie Wax, upon his return to Baton Rouge for 20th anniversary performances of "a Gift For Lyman Bourke" at the Baton Rouge Little Theater.&nbsp;</p><p>Louisiana outdoor enthusiast Humberto&nbsp;Fontova discusses gun rights.</p><p>Student activist Zack Kopplin explains his continuing effort to thwart teaching of creationism in Louisiana public schools.</p><p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 01:33:22 +0000 Jim Engster 3784 at http://wrkf.org