Indiana Senate Committee Gives the Go-Ahead to Teaching Creationism in Public Schools

Jan 26, 2012

An Indiana Senate panel has approved a bill that would allow creationism to be taught in the Hoosier State’s public schools. The Senate Education Committee voted 8-to-2 to send the legislation to the full Indiana Senate despite pleas from scientists and some religious leaders to keep religion out of public school science classrooms.

The measure allows schools to authorize what it calls “the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life”, and specifically mentions “creation science” as one such theory. Creationism is the belief that the Earth and its creations were made by a deity.