Jindal Signs Louisiana Anti-Evolution Bill

It’s a done deal. From the Times-Picayune we have Science law could set tone for Jindal. Excerpts, with bold added for emphasis:

Jindal ignored those calling for a veto and this week signed the law that will allow local school boards to approve supplemental materials for public school science classes as they discuss evolution, cloning and global warming.

The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will have the power to prohibit materials, though the bill does not spell out how state officials should go about policing local instructional practices.

A fool, governing a state of fools, who are determined to remain fools in the generations to come.

In signing the bill, Jindal issued a brief statement that read in part: “I will continue to consistently support the ability of school boards and BESE [Board of Elementary and Secondary Education] to make the best decisions to ensure a quality education for our children.”

Right. The “best decisions to ensure a quality education …” What a maroon!

One last excerpt:

The bill enjoyed support from the Louisiana Family Forum, a group that is upfront in its push for more religious expressions in the public sphere.

If McCain selects this Jindal idiot as his running-mate …

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3 responses to “Jindal Signs Louisiana Anti-Evolution Bill

  1. “A fool, governing a state of fools,…”

    I believe that it was John K. Toole who borrowed a happy coining by Swift to describe Louisiana as “a Confederacy of Dunces.”

  2. evolutionarybeanfeast

    If this Jindal was genuinely concerned about “the best decisions to ensure a quality education for our children”, none of this would be an issue in respect of science classes. It would simply be a case of adopting course materials whose content is consistent with our current body of evidence.

    We are doing students absolutely no favours by even allowing the possibility of thinly-veiled and demonstrably false relgious dogma rearing its head in science classes.

    The right answer and a wrong answer do not have equal validity.

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