Academic Freedom Day

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February 12 is designated as Academic Freedom Day by the Discovery Institute[1]. In 2009, the Discovery Institute set aside Charles Darwin's birthday as the day to recognize the lack of attention given to creationism in public schools and academia.

[edit] Academic Freedom

"Academic freedom" is the new buzzword for creationism, this time arguing that teachers, not school boards or courts, should decide what is best to teach students in a classroom. Academic freedom follows failed-and-retired memes such as "teach the controversy" and "strengths and weaknesses," but now has usurped a famed scientist's birthday to push anti-science arguments.

[edit] References

  1. "Discovery Institute Honors Charles Darwin with Academic Freedom Day," http://www.discovery.org/a/9001


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