News Now Report: Actor wants to let Florida Teachers Challenge Evolution

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Actor Ben Stein, who played a boring
teacher in the film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off,'' wants to let real
Florida teachers challenge evolution in science classes.
Stein, also a quiz show host and former speech writer for
Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, promoted what sponsors
are calling ``academic freedom'' legislation along with his newest
movie today at a Capitol news conference. The legislation would bar
any action against a teacher who "objectively presents scientific
information'' critical of "biological or chemical evolution.''
Opponents say the legislation in both House and Senate is just a
veiled attempt to inject religious beliefs about the creation of
life into science lessons. Stein and other supporters denied that.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 14, 2008 at 12:22 PM
    How about schools being allowed to teach both sides (evolution and religion) and let a kid have his own opinion for once in his/her life..........
  • by TW Location: MIC on Mar 14, 2008 at 10:51 AM
    Maybe RED should read The Holy Bible, go to church,speak with a minister, and go through something so devastating that no 'man' can save him from it and try to figure out how,what, or who could have gotten him thrugh it. When you have never had rain in your life then you really can't believe, but just being able to wake up every morning, feed yourself, supply for yourself, have a job to go to (I guess), and just little stuff like that, you think it was anything good YOU, RED did for all that to be? I think not!!
  • by Pat Location: Tallahassee on Mar 14, 2008 at 10:32 AM
    Good for him! There is more Scientific evidence against evolution than for it. In fact, even Darwin admitted he faked his evidence that supposedly proved man evolved from apes. Scientists can't even agree on how long the earth has been around much less how life came to be. As for the person that believes in God and the big Boom. Honey, you can't believe in both. How can anyone look at the miracle of life and the intricate life cycles and how every life form depends on the other life forms and not believe in a God that created it. You have to be an idiot to think all this just happened! I for one am tired of Christians being treated as if they are stupid yet part of some conspiracy to brain wash everyone. We are trying to get you to see the truth. And truth speaks for itself. A true teacher of science is obligated to show both sides of any scientific theory. That is all Mr. Stein is asking for. The right for Teachers to present All the facts!
  • by Mike Location: Tallahassee on Mar 14, 2008 at 09:52 AM
    Wow. That right there is good reason for any thinking parent to keep their kids out of church. Zelotisim in any denomination is dangerous! "I have no respect for anyone who supports evolution. Noone will ever change my belief in my creation by God. Never. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth......."
  • by dc on Mar 14, 2008 at 07:29 AM
    you "anonymous" are mean "lb"- I respect your stand and I have the same beliefs
  • by RED Location: tallahassee on Mar 14, 2008 at 07:23 AM
    Hey IB. How did God create the heavens and earth? And how did he populate it with just two people? Then he realized he botched the whole thing and drowned everyone except for Noah and his family. Imagine the conversation between God and Noah: "Hey Noah. I'm sorry but I really made a mess of things. I need to to build a big boat and put your family on it and two of every animals so I can start over. I'm going to cover the earth with water and drown everything on it". Noah: "Do you want to save fleas and mosquitoes"? What would God say to that?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 14, 2008 at 06:40 AM
    I try to be open-minded on the subject, but if teachers aren't allod to even mention religion why should they be allowed to shove evolution down kids throats.
  • by Toni Location: Perry on Mar 14, 2008 at 05:52 AM
    I believe in God, but there is no reason to believe he didn't create the heavens and the earth with a big boom. I can't deny science. Only someone very, very ignorant could deny science.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 14, 2008 at 05:03 AM
    You "lb" are an idiot.
  • by lb Location: tally on Mar 13, 2008 at 10:28 AM
    I have no respect for anyone who supports evolution. Noone will ever change my belief in my creation by God. Never. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.......
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