Making a case: Eastern High School student Faith Floeter-Kirsten (left) gives her closing statement as the prosecuting attorney during a March mock trial that pits Charles Darwin against Jean Lalmarck on the question of evolution. Members of the jury, als
HOLLAND - A state House bill would require middle and high school students who study evolution also be taught creationism, the belief God designed life on Earth.
Republican State Reps. Bill Van Regenmorter of Georgetown Township and Barb Vander Veen of Allendale are co-sponsors of the bill. The legislation introduced this month says that science teachers should tell their students that evolution and natural selection are "unproven theories."
Teachers would have to "explain the competing theories of evolution and natural selection based on random mutation and the theory that life is the result of the purposeful, intelligent design of a Creator."
Van Regenmorter said that while he believes intelligent design to be fact, that is not why he is a co-sponsor on the bill.