INDIANAPOLIS | The issue of teaching creationism in Indiana science classrooms will be on the legislative agenda when the General Assembly convenes in January — it just won't be called that.
FORT WAYNE | With a new poll showing his lead in the race for Indiana governor diminishing, Republican Mike Pence strayed from his well-rehearsed script Thursday and finally engaged Democrat John Gregg during their final debate.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Democratic Party Chairman Dan Parker is warning Hoosiers that re-electing Republican majorities to the Indiana House and Senate will lead to divisive new laws on controversial social issues.
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INDIANAPOLIS | As Gov. Mitch Daniels began signing legislation approved by the Indiana General Assembly into law last week, Statehouse leaders breathed a sigh of relief at what didn't end up on the governor's desk.
Galileo Gelilei proposed the theory of "heliocentrism" based on his scientific findings. However, Pope Urban VII, as spiritual head the Roman Catholic Church, believed as a matter of faith that the Earth, not the sun, was the center of our solar system. Consequently, Galileo was subjected to…
I'm glad House Speaker Brian Bosma decided not to permit a vote on a bill requiring the teaching of creationism in Indiana's public schools. Teachers are already hogtied by mandates from the feds, the state and the unions. Let them be free to teach.
Region views on science education
Jason Martin, Chicago | "I think so. Give kids a choice. There's always options; that's how their minds grow."
Region residents offer views on science education.
Michael Berg, Highland | "If so, it should be in high school and as an elective class."
Max Crim, Lowell | "No. I believe that religion and state shouldn't be together. That system would teach the wrong idea, and I grew up a Southern Baptist. Give the kids the opportunity to make up their own decision."
Marcus Hammonds, Munster | "I don't know if I would want to teach creationism, even though I'm a Christian. I think we should leave religious beliefs at home. It's something that should come from the home because of so many different beliefs."
Justin Richards, Highland | "No. It is not a scientific thing. If they choose to, then all theories should be taught. Creationism shouldn't be taught in a science class because it's not a science."
Judi Murry, Valparaiso | "I think yes. There should be options and not limits to one belief but to be open to all beliefs."
On the eve of today's celebration of Charles Darwin's birthday at IUN, the Indiana House speaker said he is shelving a bill that would have allowed public schools to teach creationism in science classes.
Doug Ross' Jan. 31 column was in complete error. I must respectfully disagree with him. He said creationism should not be taught in schools because it has no scientific proof and because it is religion. Let me just examine those two claims.
The Times has seen fit to allot Phil Wieland space for a 450-word diatribe against theology, religious institutions, people of faith, and somehow even managed to include the Tea Party. It's one thing to oppose the proposed law allowing Indiana schools to teach creationism, but it's quite ano…
Watching last night's Super Bowl made me think about Indiana's proposed bill that would require the teaching of creationism in the public schools.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Senate-approved plan allowing public schools to teach creationism probably will not be voted on by the Republican-controlled House.
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