TEA Party Republican state Rep. Clayton Fiscus (R-Billings) is proposing a bill that would require the teaching of intelligent design alongside evolution in all Montana schools.
The Huffington Post and the National Center for Science Education reported this week that ridding our schools of science is Fiscus’ first orders of business. (If his website is any indication, ridding our schools of technology might be next.)
As the NCSE points out, this brilliant plan has already been declared unconstitutional in Kitzmiller v. Dover, in 2005.
The last time a creationist bill was tried in Montana was in 2001, when Joe Balyeat, now with Americans for Prosperity, introduced it. This latest effort reaffirms the GOP’s position as the anti-science party.