They have spent years working school boards, with only minimal success. Now, critics of evolution are turning to a higher authority, reports the Wall Street Journal: state legislators. In a bid to shape biology lessons, evolution's critics are promoting what they call "academic freedom" bills that would encourage or require public-school teachers to cast doubt on a cornerstone of modern science. A handful of states have considered such bills in recent years, but backers are now organizing a national movement, with high-profile help from actor Ben Stein. His new documentary, "Expelled," argues that educators suffer reprisals if they dare question

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