http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/17/us/17boycott.html?_r=1 Boycott by Science Group Over Louisiana Law Seen as Door to Teaching Creationism By ADAM NOSSITER Published: February 16, 2009 NEW ORLEANS A leading scientific group has announced its intention to boycott Louisiana because of a new state law that could open the door to teaching creationism in the public schools. The measure, signed into law last summer by Gov. Bobby Jindal, allows teachers to use supplemental textbooks in the classroom to help students critique and review scientific theories. A leading Christian conservative group here, the Louisiana Family Forum, championed the law; a member proposed the bill to its legislative sponsor. Scientists denounced the law as a back-door effort to sneak creationism into the classrooms. In response to the law, the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, formerly the American Society of Zoologists, wrote to Mr. Jindal this month to announce it would not hold its 2011 annual meeting in New Orleans, opting for Salt Lake City instead. .......... ...........The sponsor, State Senator Ben Nevers, said at the time that theres no hidden agenda, theres no code language. .................. ......"Theyre using code language, which is not new, said Barbara Forrest, a philosophy professor at Southeastern Louisiana University who testified against the bill and is co-author of a book about creationism. Creationists have done it for decades. Follow the link for the rest of the article.