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It is Amazing What Gets Called “Controversial” These Days

Re: SB 1213, Senator Judy Burges’ (R-Skull Valley) bill to label modern science as “controversial” and require Arizona schools to give equal time to propaganda created by cranks.

It should be noted that “controversial” topics such as anthropogenic climate change and evolution are on far more solid ground with regard to evidence and reason than the idea that efforts to improve infrastructure will lead to a Canadian-Mexican takeover of the United States, responsible environmental planning will subject us to rule by the United Nations, that the President was born in Kenya, or any one of a number of the other paranoid notions which Senator Burges accepts as an article of faith.