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Science redefined

From Mother Jones:

HB 291, the “Missouri Standard Science Act,” redefines a few things you thought you already knew about science. For example, a “hypothesis” is redefined as something that reflects a “minority of scientific opinion and is “philosophically unpopular.” A scientific theory is “an inferred explanation…whose components are data, logic and faith-based philosophy.” And “destiny” is not something that $5 fortune tellers believe in; Instead, it’s “the events and processes that define the future of the universe, galaxies, stars, our solar system, earth, plant life, animal life, and the human race.”

What the fuck?

The bill is mostly intended to promote teaching of creationism, and is sponsored by self-proclaimed “science enthusiast” Rick Brattin.


  1. Vince says:

    Reminds me of the time an Indiana legislator in the late 1890s tried to define pi by fiat as 3.14.

    Damn, I despise all these whack-jobs!

  2. JTS says:

    In the words of one of their intellectual predecessors, “kill them all, God will recognize his own”.