Oklahoma Hates Science

Oklahoma State GOP Senator, Josh Brecheen, introduced SB 1742 - a bill that attacks climate change and evolution.

In other words, this bill is covertly requiring the state board of education to encourage schools to teach opposing views of climate change and evolution even though those opposing views have no scientific facts to stand on.

I’m thinking of drafting a bill that forces educators to teach the opposing views on smoking cessation, AIDS, and racism.

That would be absurd, right? Forcing equal coverage of one-sided topics means you waste half of your time.

I’m reminded of a quote from Isaac Asimov:

Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’