left biblioblography: Brain Dead On The Bayou–The LSEA

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Brain Dead On The Bayou–The LSEA

Cross posted @ the Atheist Oasis

“Stop the insanity!” – Susan Powter

doonsburylouisianacreationistSo here we are, well over a decade into the 21st century, and guess what?

The primitives are still wasting our tax dollars on superstitious nonsense.

Like this, for instance:

The Louisiana Science Education Act, Act 473 (SB733) of 2008 is a controversial law passed by the Louisiana Legislature on June 11, 2008 and signed into law by Governor Bobby Jindal on June 25. The act allows public school teachers to use supplemental materials in the science classroom which are critical of established science on such topics as the theory of evolution and global warming. Louisiana was the first state to have passed a law of this type.

Proponents of the law state that it is meant to promote critical thinking and improve education. State Senator Ben Nevers said the law is intended to allow educators to create an environment that "(promotes) critical thinking skills, logical analysis, and open and objective discussions of scientific theories such as evolution, the origins of life, global warming, and human cloning."

However, scientific societies collectively representing millions of scientists have opposed the bill, and every scientific society that has given a position about the bill has opposed it. Alan Leshner, the executive publisher of Science sent a letter to the Speaker of the House of Louisiana condemning the bill as the "latest effort to insert religious, unscientific views into science classrooms,"[9] writing elsewhere that the bill would "unleash an assault against scientific integrity, leaving students confused about science and unprepared to excel in a modern workforce."

In 2010, Zack Kopplin, then a high school student, launched an ongoing campaign sponsored by Louisiana State Senator Karen Carter Peterson to repeal the law. The campaign has been endorsed by 78 Nobel laureates, the New Orleans City Council, and more than a dozen scientific and educational associations. (Bills to repeal the LSEA failed to advance past the Senate Education committee in 2011 and 2012.)

Senator Nevers originally pre-filed the bill as the Louisiana Education Freedom Act (SB 561), at the behest of the Louisiana Family Forum. “They (the Louisiana Family Forum) believe that scientific data related to creationism should be discussed when dealing with Darwin's theory. This would allow the discussion of scientific facts," Nevers said. The Louisiana Science Education Act, SB 733, introduced April 17, 2008, is a renumbered and renamed version of SB 561, which was introduced earlier by Senator Nevers.

It’s like a never-ending story: first, the bible (upon which all this folderol is based) is never subjected to this sort of ‘discussion of scientific facts’ (because it would fail miserably), second, there are no scientific facts related to creationism so this is a non-starter, third there is no such thing as an open and objective discussion of items such as ‘scientific theories such as evolution, the origins of life, global warming, and human cloning’, because all these items are cold hard facts and indisputable.

(Of course what do you expect of a state where a racist fuck like David Duke actually got a seat in the House?)

Bobby Jindal is a Republican: that says it all, doesn’t it? There’s likely no greater delusional human being than a dyed-in-the-wool crazy asshole that tows the party line.

And let’s not forget the Santorum Amendment – another delusional fucktard if there ever was one.

Personally, I’d like to file a class action suit on some of these crazy ass fairy beggars: force them to make restitution for the wasted tax dollars. Because these crackers are just flushing away cash that could be better used to educate the general populace and feed the hungry.

Till the next post, then.

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