as introduced - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
|Introduction||Posted on 02/12/2004|
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to education; authorizing school districts to 1.3 teach students to understand full range of scientific 1.4 views; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota 1.5 Statutes, chapter 120B. 1.6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.7 Section 1. [120B.025] [SCIENCE CURRICULUM.] 1.8 Notwithstanding any rule or law to the contrary, when 1.9 science academic standards are taught that may generate 1.10 controversy, including biological evolution, the curriculum must 1.11 help students to understand the full range of scientific views 1.12 that exist, why such topics may generate controversy, and how 1.13 scientific discoveries can profoundly affect society. A quality 1.14 science education should prepare students to distinguish the 1.15 data and testable theories of science from religious or 1.16 philosophical claims that are made in the name of science.