Evolution Hall of Shame
We're going to start something new today, our Evolution Hall of Shame. The Hall won't be for run-of-the-mill creationists. I'm not interested in attacking the random family that sits around the dinner table telling the kids that God created Eve out of Adam's rib a few thousand years ago. Instead, we'll be going after people like our charter enshrinee, Dennis Baxley, a state legislator in Florida. Baxley says universities in his state are run by "dictator professors" and that students need legal protection from them. As the Independent Florida Alligator reports,
According to a legislative staff analysis of the bill, the law would give students who think their beliefs are not being respected legal standing to sue professors and universities.
Students who believe their professor is singling them out for “public ridicule” – for instance, when professors use the Socratic method to force students to explain their theories in class – would also be given the right to sue.
“Some professors say, ‘Evolution is a fact. I don’t want to hear about Intelligent Design (a creationist theory), and if you don’t like it, there’s the door,’” Baxley said, citing one example when he thought a student should sue.
Find out more about this brilliant politician at Baxley's official Web site.