Last week, Rep.
Rush Holt (D-NJ) introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives
“expressing support for the designation of February 12, 2014, as Darwin Day,
and recognizing the importance of science in the betterment of humanity.
In addition, H. Res. 467:
As you might
already know, some members of Congress — including several members of the U.S.
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology — have rejected overwhelming
scientific evidence on subjects such as evolution, reproductive health, and climate change.
Furthermore, studies have found that few public school science educators detail the
evidence for evolution and explain its role as a unifying theme in all of
biology – and that some educators even teach creationism. It should come as no
shock, then, that American students continue to lag behind their international
competitors in science and mathematics.
cannot succeed without a firm grasp of basic scientific principles, including
the theory of evolution. Children will not even consider careers in science
unless society recognizes and celebrates the groundbreaking work of scientists
such as Charles Darwin, whose curiosity and ingenuity made possible an age of
new scientific discoveries that has helped to advance medicine and improved
living conditions across the globe.
To show members of
the House that American citizens strongly support the role of scientific
evidence in policymaking, investment in science education, and improvements to
scientific literacy, the Center for Inquiry strongly urges you to contact your
Representative and tell him or her to co-sponsor or support H.Res. 467.
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Dear [Decision Maker],
As a friend of the Center for Inquiry, I am writing to ask you to co-sponsor or support H.Res. 467, a resolution "expressing support for the designation of February 12, 2014, as Darwin Day, and recognizing the importance of science in the betterment of humanity."
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