Re: [xmca] Exorcist Gov. signs La. anti-science law

From: Steve Gabosch <stevegabosch who-is-at>
Date: Mon Jun 30 2008 - 13:49:06 PDT

I appreciate you keeping us posted on developments in the creationism
vs evolution debate, Tony. I was not aware of this new Louisiana law.

Two things strike me as new and different in this so far successful
attempt to bring creationism into public schools. On one hand, the
law explicitly counterposes "critical thinking, logical analysis and
open and objective discussion" to teaching and learning "scientific

On the other hand, this law implicitly identifies religious and other
non-scientific beliefs with critical thinking, logical analysis, and
being open and objective.

What a fascinating - and very real and dangerous - example of turning
reality upside down.

- Steve

On Jun 29, 2008, at 11:47 AM, Tony Whitson wrote:

> This isn't especially relevant to topics here, but I know some here
> will be interested.
> I think the "Louisiana Science Education Act" is what the anti-
> evolutionists have been seeking for decades: a way to bring
> creationism into public school classrooms that won't be so easily
> defeated in the courts. (Pro-science folks are saying it will be
> defeated in the courts. As a lawyer, I'm not so sure.)
> Some were hoping that the bill would be vetoed by the Governor (as
> it was in Oklahoma). Some took hope knowing Gov. Jindal studied
> Biology at Brown. As it turns out, though, it would have been more
> predictive to consider his history as an exorcist !!! See
> Tony Whitson
> UD School of Education
> NEWARK DE 19716
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