Louisiana boycotted by science group over law

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    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 “there’s no hidden agenda, there’s no code language.” ..................

    ......"They’re 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.”

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    You want to teach that evolution occurs WITHIN a species, no problem, that is sound, provable SCIENCE.

    You want to teach that one Species of Animals can evolve into 2 or more entirely different species? There is no more proof for that then there is that God created everything.

    And do not try to compare the Animal Kingdom to the Plant Kingdom, they do not work the same. Unless you can now provide evidence that you can graft an apes arm on to a pig and it will grow.
     
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    Jeez Rock, read a fucking textbook about it, for crying out loud.

    Well this is going to make Louisiana the laughing stock of the sentient world. Pity, it has great food and great music so it's not all bad :D
     

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