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Evolution Law Has Parallels to Historic Scopes Trial

Evolution Law Has Parallels to Historic Scopes Trial

by / on May 25, 2012

Tennessee’s legislature passed a law this spring allowing classroom debate about evolution and other scientific theory. The measure garnered national attention, and comparisons to a piece of Tennessee history, the Scopes Monkey Trial.

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Evolution Bill to Become Law without Signature

by / on April 10, 2012

Governor Bill Haslam has reluctantly allowed a bill to become law that would give some leeway in the teaching of evolution. State lawmakers want protections for teachers who discuss the “weaknesses” of scientific theories.

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House Completes Action on ‘Question Evolution’ Bill

by / on March 26, 2012

A bill to allow more questioning of scientific theories in the name of “critical thinking” got the final vote of approval from the state House of Representatives last night.

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Senate Passes Latest Version of Bill Questioning Evolution

by / on March 19, 2012

The Tennessee State Senate passed an amended version of a bill that opens classrooms to debate that questions established scientific theories.

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Capitol Hill Conversation – Debating Classroom Science in the Legislature

by / on April 11, 2011

Legislation to protect teachers who discuss alternative theories to evolution passed the state House last week and now begins its journey through the Senate. WPLN’s state capitol correspondent Joe White describes the debate over scientific theory as the most lively this session.

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Tennessee House Passes Bill Questioning Evolution

by / on April 7, 2011

After one of the liveliest debates this year, the Tennessee House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would open up science classrooms to debates on the theories of evolution and global warming.

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Bill to Debate Evolution Theory Ready for House Floor

by / on March 29, 2011

Opponents haven’t been able to slow down a bill in the state legislature that would allow public school teachers to discuss theories at odds with the theory of evolution.

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Measure Would Put Intelligent Design on Par with Evolution

by / on March 7, 2011

Scientists lined up last week at the state legislature to oppose a bill they say would allow public school teachers to teach intelligent design, or creationism, as if it were scientific theory.

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Vanderbilt Scientists Measure Miniature Big Bang

Vanderbilt Scientists Measure Miniature Big Bang

by / on March 1, 2010

Physicists at Vanderbilt are part of a research effort into the origin of the universe that’s taking place at a New York laboratory. And they’ve managed to find a way to measure the seemingly impossible – an area smaller than the head of a pin, burning at temperatures hotter than the sun, for one instant.

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