17 year old fighting to Repeal Louisiana’s Job Killing Creationism Law

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    In 2004, while she was in the Minnesota State Senate, Congresswoman Bachmann tried to pass SF 1714, a bill similar to my state’s creationism law, the Louisiana Science Education Act (LSEA), which I’m fighting to repeal. This misnamed and misguided law creates a way to sneak the teaching of creationism into Louisiana public school science classrooms.

    The LSEA is hurting my state and the students in it. And now, as the congresswoman is laying the groundwork to run for President, she is upping the ante for the rest of the country by bringing an anti-science, creationist stance to the national stage. Why is this a junk hand for students? Just look at the lessons from Louisiana. Colleges both at home and across the country may question our science education and withhold admission because of our dubious science background. In addition, Louisiana students may lose out on cutting edge science jobs to kids from countries like China and Britain where they teach accurate science and the theory of evolution.

    17 Year Old to Michele Bachmann: Show Me Your Nobel Laureate Scientists | Repealing the Louisiana Science Education Act

    Forty-two Nobel laureates have backed the repeal of a Louisiana law allowing creationism to be taught in science lessons. They have weighed in to support repeal of the "misguided" Louisiana Science Education Act (LSEA) of 2008, which allows teachers to bring "supplementary materials" of their own choice into science classes to widen debate on science subjects including evolution, cloning and global warming. In the words of the laureates themselves, "this law creates a pathway for creationism and other forms of non-scientific instruction to be taught in public school classrooms".

    Short Sharp Science: Nobel laureates support repeal of creationist bill

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    Funny, when you talk to the parents who want "magical creation" taught to their children as "real", the most they want for their children is they don't drink, don't screw and don't get into a car with a drunk driver.
     
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    JScott I check facts.

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    The Supreme court will probably step in at some point and halt it. Thats my guess.
     
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    How is it killing jobs?
     
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    The intentional flooding of 25,000 Americans in Louisiana by the Corps of Engineers may have killed a few jobs but how the hell (pardon the pun) does teaching creationism ...kill jobs? The left is so overwhelmingly filled with hatred for American tradition that they resort to sad convoluted George Soros talking points just to have a hateful post on the forum.
     
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    Real unemployment is close to "what"?

    Unemployment among people with science or technology degrees is around "what"?

    Are the numbers close together? Or very, very far apart?

    I've posted the numbers before. I already know.
     
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    Most of those people you are asking about vote Democratic.

    Just saying.
     
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    You lost me. Most "creationists" are "Democrats"?
     
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    JScott I check facts.

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    Creationist "science" is destroying our countries understanding of science. You cant find accurate links on the web when asking questions about certain things without having to wade through a ton of inaccurate creationist preaching.
     
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    Interesting movie:

    Of course most academics and liberals will hate it.
     
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    I've seen this movie. It's hilarious.

    You can watch the entire movie online.

    Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed | Watch Free Documentary Online

    He doesn’t even really talk to them about why Intelligent Design is rejected by the scientific community versus why evolution is taught. He never asks these questions. Michael Ruse, who isn’t even credited during his interview (more sloppy documentary work), proposes a possible life beginning scenario involving crystals. This results in Stein asking him again how it’s possible… after Ruse just told him and results in what can be interpreted as a rude response from Ruse. This style of filming to show scientists as unwilling to entertain the idea of Intelligent Design pushes the viewer to see science as intolerable.
     
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