Academic Freedom versus Science

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Academic Freedom versus ScienceTennessee's Republican legislature has enacted a new law allowing teachers to question the science of Evolution.  The legislation protects teachers from helping students "review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories" including… "evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming and human cloning." It will become law unless Governor Bill Haslam vetoes it today, which he's not likely to do. Is it back to the Scopes trial of 1925?  Why is challenging Global Warming also protected?

Photo: Clarence Darrow (L) and William Jennings Bryan (R) during the Scopes Trial in 1925

Credits

Guests:
David Fowler - Family Action Council of Tennessee, Larisa DeSantis - Vanderbilt University, Edward Larson - Pepperdine University School of Law, Josh Rosenau - National Center for Science Education - @JoshRosenau, Casey Luskin - Discovery Institute

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis, Caitlin Shamberg