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Written by Don Byrd   
Tuesday, 05 February 2013

Lawmakers in Missouri are considering a measure that attempts to insert creationism into the public school curriculum.

A new bill in the Missouri House of Representatives outlines that if biological evolution is to be taught in public schools, then biological intelligent design is to be given equal treatment.

[The bill] directs teachers to give equal time addressing both evolution and creationism in the classroom. It will require new textbooks ordered after the implementation of the law be manufactured illustrating both evolution and creationism in an equal amount of pages.

The bill, which you can read here, was referred to committee. A similar measure died in committee last year.

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has previously found the teaching of intelligent design in public school science classes to be an unconstitutional promotion of religion.

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