monkey bill http://wmot.org en Governor Says He'll Sign "Monkey" Bill http://wmot.org/post/governor-says-hell-sign-monkey-bill <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; Almost 90 years after the Scopes &quot;monkey trial,&quot; the state of Tennessee is close to enacting a law that critics say renews the attack on evolution.</p><p>Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said he&rsquo;ll likely sign the bill, which would protect teachers who allow students to criticize evolution and other scientific theories, such as global warming.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 21:05:12 +0000 AP/WMOT 9411 at http://wmot.org Bill that Would "Gut" Science Education Considered http://wmot.org/post/bill-would-gut-science-education-considered <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; The Tennessee State Senate will consider a bill Monday that critics say will &ldquo;gut science education&rdquo; in the state&rsquo;s public schools.</p><p>Senate bill SB0839 would allow classroom teachers the freedom to &ldquo;analyze, critique, and review&hellip;the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:20:41 +0000 Mike Osborne 8679 at http://wmot.org