Louisiana Creationism: The National Implications

WHAT WILL become of Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, panderer to creationists, and 2012 presidential aspirant? In a rational world, a man of his quality would sink into oblivion. But that’s not the world we live in.

In U.S. News & World Report we read: Bobby Jindal and the GOP Don’t Believe in Evolution. Excerpts, with bold added by us:

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent trip to Iowa, where they hold those presidential caucuses every four years, leads me to suspect he may share the media speculation that he could be the Next Great Thing in the Republican Party.

It also reminded me how Jindal signed a dumb and devious bit of legislation last summer, allowing local school districts to promote alternative (i.e., religious) doctrines in their science curriculums when it comes to evolution.

That, dear reader, is the problem. For Jindal, for Republicans, and perhaps also for the nation. It’s a problem for students in Louisiana too, but Jindal doesn’t care about them. Here’s more:

Jindal is obviously one bright guy. How can he equate ancient creation myths with the hard facts of physics and biology?

Jindal undoubtedly knows better. He’s betting on — and appealing to — the ignorance of the typical voter. It’s worked for him so far.

There’s not much more to the original article. We’ve probably copied more of it than we should have. Anyway, it’s interesting to see that some of the national media types aren’t waiting for the nomination before they start blasting away at Jindal and creationism. That’s a good thing.

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6 responses to “Louisiana Creationism: The National Implications

  1. mightyfrijoles

    Jindal, Huckabee, what’s the difference?

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  3. Jindal, Huckabee, what’s the difference?

    Huckabee openly dismisses common descent and doesn’t seem to realize that humans are primates. He’s also much more openly theocratic. For example:

    But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that’s what we need to do — to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than try to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view.

  4. “And that’s what we need to do — to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards …”

    It must be wonderful to know that you’ve got a better handle on things than the entire Constitutional Convention.

  5. Jindal has , I believe, a degree from Brown U (home of Ken Miller). His major? Biology.

  6. Yes, Jindal knows biology. If he can throw away what he knows for the sake of his political ambitions, can he be trusted in any way at all?