A Nevada man is in the process of collecting signatures that would amend the state’s constitution to question evolution.
Steve Brown, a Las Vegas masonry contractor with three school age children, is working to get his proposal on the November ballot.
“I just want them to start telling the truth about evolution,” said Brown, a Democrat and member of a non-denominational church. “Evolution has occurred, but parts of it are flat-out unproven theories. They’re not telling students that in school.”
Brown expects “broad support” for his amendment, but he may run into some problems. For starters followers of evolutionist dogma do not allow for any questioning of the theory. Secondly, it seems a bit overkill to place any language referencing evolution in the state constitution. Thirdly, he gets too specific in what he thinks should be said.
The broader statements of simple questioning evolution and allowing for other alternatives has more public and legal support. Brown’s proposal includes things like:
• Allowing that although most scientists agree that Darwin’s theory of evolution is well supported, a small minority of scientists do not agree.
• Several “areas of disagreement” would have to be covered by teachers, including the view by some scientists that “it is mathematically impossible for the first cell to have evolved by itself.”
• Students would have to be told some scientists argue “that nowhere in the fossil record is there an indisputable skeleton of a transitional species, or a ‘missing link.'”
• They “must be informed that the origin of sex, or sex drive, is one of biology’s mysteries” and that some scientists contend that sexual reproduction “would require an unbelievable series of chance events that would have had to occur in the evolutionary theory.”