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Education
12:13 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Q&A: Ken Ham Isn't Out to 'Change Bill Nye's Heart' During Creation/Evolution Debate in Kentucky

Ken Ham

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 6:02 pm

The highly publicized debate scheduled for Tuesday in Northern Kentucky between Creation Museum president Ken Ham and  science educator/television personality Bill Nye has sparked critics from both sides.  

Some scientists argue that Nye should not engage the topic of creationism; others say Ham needs the the press to raise money for the development of a Bible-themed amusement park.

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Education
11:11 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Science Guy Bill Nye to Debate Creation Museum Founder

Credit Bill Nye.com

MSU’s Presidential Lecturer, Science Guy Bill Nye will debate the founder of Northern Kentucky’s Creation Museum, the day after his speech in Murray.

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Science
11:11 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Education Committee Republicans Question Evolution on State Tests

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A Hopkins County lawmaker is among some state house Republicans questioning whether evolution should be a part of Kentucky’s standardized science tests. The Kentucky interim joint Education Committee debated the topic this week during a discussion of “end-of-course testing.” Republican State Representative Ben Waide of Madisonville says test questions about evolution help promote it as scientific fact and not theory.

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Tennessee
10:13 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Haslam Urged to Veto Evolution Bill

Opponents of a Tennessee proposal protecting teachers who allow students to criticize evolution and other scientific theories like global warming are urging Governor Bill Haslam to veto the measure.  Several opponents of the legislation delivered a petition containing more than 3,000 signatures to Haslam spokesman David Smith outside the governor's office Thursday.  Smith told those who brought the petition he would make sure the governor got it.  Haslam says he’ll sign the proposal, which he says encourages critical thinking by protecting teachers from discipline if they help students crit

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2012 Tennessee General Assembly
7:37 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Governor Haslam May Sign Evolution Bill

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says he may sign a proposal critics deride as the "monkey bill" for once again attacking evolution.  The measure would protect teachers who allow students to criticize scientific theories like evolution.  It’s headed to the governor after passing the Senate last month and the House last year.  When asked by a reporter Monday if he's leaning toward signing the measure, Haslam said "probably so."  Haslam says he's talked with the State Board of Education about whether the bill will affect the current curriculum and what's being taught in schools regarding evolut