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Academic Freedom Day
| The divine comedy|
February 12 is designated as Academic Freedom Day by the Discovery Institute. In 2009, the Discovery Institute set aside Charles Darwin's birthday as the day to recognize the lack of attention given to creationism in public schools and academia.
"Academic freedom" is the new buzzword for creationism, this time arguing that teachers, not school boards or courts, should decide what is best to teach students in a classroom. Academic freedom follows failed-and-retired memes such as "teach the controversy" and "strengths and weaknesses," but now has usurped a famed scientist's birthday to push anti-science arguments.
- "Discovery Institute Honors Charles Darwin with Academic Freedom Day," http://www.discovery.org/a/9001