7 Science-Education Battlegrounds of 2011
- Less than four months into 2011, lawmakers in seven states have proposed nine pieces of legislation designed to undermine public science education.
It's a record-breaking pace on schedule to eclipse 11 similar bills proposed in 2009.
"There's been a rising tide of not just evolution denial, but science denial all the way around," Robert Luhn of the National Center for Science Education wrote in an e-mail to Wired.com. "Creationists and their kin are attacking global-warming science, plate tectonics, the Big Bang and on and on."