(05 LC 9 1573) is the old # for 2006 HB 179

 

New HB 179 # for 2007 (_______________)

 

 

 

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

 

AN ACT

 

To replace the amended new Code section designated as Code Section 20-2-148 concerning the teaching of evolution in tax supported education in Georgia.

 

SECTION 1.

 

HB 179 now reads as follows:

 

House Bill 179 calls for an end to all teaching of evolution-based “science” in tax supported education in the State of Georgia.  It does so on precisely the same legal grounds that the Courts have consistently and correctly ruled against the teaching of creation-based “science”.   It is now known that “evolution science’ is derived concept for concept from a “holy book” of a particular religion. Therefore, it too has a religious agenda and its status relevant to the “Establishment Clause” of the Constitution of the United States now begs to be re-considered by the Courts.

 

Upon confirmation of the above, HB 179 calls upon the Courts to mandate that only factual science—observable, repeatable, testable science--shall be taught in tax-supported education in Georgia.  The root definition of “science” is “scire”, “to know”. Hypotheses and theories which contradict those factual criteria and are not “known” shall not be taught as science with funds from the public treasury.

  

SECTION 2.

 

Included in an attachment is documentation confirming that the “Establishment Clause” of the U.S. Constitution has been the final legal authority applied in Court rulings at the County and State levels, and the U.S. Supreme Court, in cases involving challenges to “evolution science” by advocates of “creation science”.

 

An attached “List of Evidence” for SECTION 2 is presented under this title:

 

SECTION 2: “Evidence Confirming ‘Establishment Clause’ Rulings Against “Creation Science” In County And State Courts And The Supreme Court of the United States”

 

SECTION 3.

 

Included here is documentation which confirms that the reason the Courts have consistently applied the “Establishment Clause” in ruling against “creation science” is because Judges have perceived the challenges to “evolution science” to be a tactic used by Christian Fundamentalists to have the religious concept of Biblical creation taught in the schools.

 

This same documentation as used in SECTION 2 confirms that the reason the Courts have consistently refrained from applying the “Establishment Clause” to “evolution science” is that this “science” has always been perceived by the Courts (and the world!) to be “secular” science, i.e., naturalistic science with no attachment to any religion or religious agenda whatsoever.

 

The attached “List of Evidence” for SECTION 3 is presented under the title:

 

SECTION 3: “Evidence Confirming That The Courts Have Determined

That “Creation Science” Has A Religious Agenda And That  

 “Evolution Science” Is “Secular” Science With No Religious Agenda”

 

SECTION 4.

 

Included here is documentation which confirms that “evolution science” is NOT “secular science” as the Courts have viewed it to be, but is, in fact, an alternate religious “creation scenario” which is derived concept for concept from the Kabbala, a mystic, anti-Christ “holy book” of the Pharisee Sect of Judaism.

 

An attached “List of Evidence” for SECTION 4 is presented under this title:

 

SECTION 4: “Evidence Confirming That ‘Evolution Science’ Is Not Secular But Is A Religious Model Which Is Dependent Upon Billions Of Years Of Evolution To Establish An Alternative ‘Creation Scenario’ Which Is Ratified By The Pharisee Sect Of Judaism And Taught In The ‘Holy Book’ Kabbala.”

 

SECTION 5.

 

            Evidence provided in SECTION 4 (above) confirms that “evolution science” is not “secular” science” but is, rather, derived concept for concept from an ancient “holy book” of the Pharisee Religion.  Thus—as with rulings against “creation science”-- this concept is also in violation of the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution.  Furthermore, both are in violation of the Constitution of the State of Georgia Article I, Section II, Paragraph VII which states: “No money shall ever be taken from the public treasury, directly or indirectly, in aid of any church, sect, cult, or religious denomination or of any sectarian institution.”

 

            In light of the incontrovertible evidence in support of this conclusion, HB 179 calls upon the Courts to mandate that only factual science, i.e., observable, repeatable, testable science, which is known to be true shall be taught in tax supported education in Georgia, and that hypotheses and theories which contradict those facts shall not be taught as science in any subject area in the curriculum.

 

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Note the “Attachment of Evidence”

& Bibliography for HB 179 for Sections 2, 3, & 4

can be accessed HERE

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