2013.07 Action: Creationism Out of School

Do you favor getting religiously based creationism (including under its disguises as "academic freedom", "teaching the controversy", and "intelligent design") out of the classroom? If so, here's your chance to ask the White House to support that position.

Here's the text of the petition:
Since Darwin's groundbreaking theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, scientists all around the world have found monumental amounts of evidence in favor of the theory, now treated as scientific fact by 99.9% of all scientists.

However, even after 150 years after the establishment of evolution, some schools across the US are "teaching the controversy," including Creationism and Intelligent Design. Both of these so-called "theories" have no basis in scientific fact, and have absolutely zero evidence pointing towards these conjectures. These types of loopholes in our education are partially to blame for our dangerously low student performances in math and science.

Therefore, we petition the Obama Adminstration to ban the teachings of these conjectures that contradict Evolution.
This is probably more about "sending a message" than expecting an actual ban, but at 100,000 signatures, there's supposed to be an official response put out by the White House regarding it.

As with all such petitions, you will be required to sign in, and this will undoubtedly result in your contact info going into a database of people who are concerned about SOCAS (separation of church and state) and science issues. That's probably a good thing overall.

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