Creationism Bill in Louisiana — Vote Today?

From WWL-TV in New Orleans, we have this: Science or religion? Bill brings up debate again. Excerpts, with bold added for emphasis:

A bill that some contend would allow discussion of creationism in science classes in Louisiana public schools is up for debate in the state House in Baton Rouge Wednesday.

The bill, referred to by proponents as an ‘academic freedom act,’ would allow teachers to promote critical thinking skills, logical analysis and discussion of scientific theories like evolution, the origins of life and human cloning.

As you know, the bill is modeled after the Academic Freedom Act, a model being promoted by the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids).

“I think the intent of the bill is to give assurance to teachers and students that academic inquiries are okay,” said Gene Mills of the Louisiana Family Forum. “It’s pro science, pro teachers and pro local control.”

Imagine what it would be like if — as a matter of divine justice — every time a creationist lied it somehow became yet another day in his life without bathing. Then these people would occupy the place in society that they truly deserve.

One more excerpt:

Critics say that latitude already exists in the science classroom. They contend it’s an attempt to bring religion into the classroom and the ACLU says it is prepared to take action if the measure, which has the support of Governor Bobby Jindal, passes.

If the news from this TV station is correct, we may know by the end of the day whether Louisiana will disgrace itself by passing this law. Stay tuned.

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