Two new laws have just taken effect with regard to evolution and schools:
The theory of evolution has become a flashpoint for religious conservatives, many of whom argue that the idea of life evolving over billions of years clashes with Biblical beliefs. Republican State Rep. Gary Hopper, who with his Republican district mate John Burt introduced HB 1457, told the Concord Monitor that the theory of evolution teaches students that life is nothing but an accident.
“I want to introduce children to the idea that they have a purpose for being here,” Hopper told the newspaper.
By request, we covered this topic — the trumped up ‘conflict’ between religion and science — on this blog a little less than two months ago. If this topic interests you, please read my thoughts and the subject. The bottom line is that there is no genuine conflict between religion and science.
From where I sit, political action groups — on both sides — like to hype the supposed conflict for their own purposes.