Our last post on the lunacy in Louisiana was It’s Coming Soon! But when we wrote that title, we didn’t realize that “soon” was already here.
A group of concerned educators, parents and students will visit the Ouachita Parish Public Library this week to examine the latest science textbooks considered for placement in Louisiana’s classrooms.
They want to see how the subject of evolution will be taught and to give the state textbook adoption committee their views.
Oh goodie! A wandering horde of Louisiana citizens will be checking out the latest science books. Will they bring their torches and pitchforks? Let’s read on:
State Director of Curriculum Standards Nancy Beben said it is the review of science textbooks that generally receives the most public comment.
The public is interested in science. How wonderful! We continue:
West Monroe resident Mickey Cleveland said he wants to make sure the way evolution is taught reflects the most current knowledge. “We want evolution taught, but we want the fallacies in the theory taught as well,” Cleveland said. “There have been outright lies that have been perpetuated throughout the years.”
Mickey seems to be really on top of the situation. He probably reads all the creationist websites to keep up with developments in the fast-moving field of creation science. Here’s more:
Cleveland said that as technology improves, more scientists and mathematicians are questioning Darwin’s theories of evolution.
“More” scientists? Then why do we keep encountering the same five or six names who keep cranking out the same old stuff? If their numbers are growing, there’s no evidence of it. Moving along:
“Darwin said that if things can be proven against my theory, then my whole theory breaks down,” he said. “Darwin didn’t have the microelectronic microscope. We are able to see inside of atoms. The DNA is so complex that mathematicians are saying that there is no way that macro evolution occurred. Science is proving creation.“
Ah yes, the “microelectronic microscope.” That’s what enables creationists to perform the ritual of self-colonoscopy, which is essential for achieving the proper insights. We didn’t know such devices could also see inside of atoms. If only Darwin had one!
One last excerpt:
Louisiana’s textbook adoption process results in the replacement of textbooks for each subject every seven years. During the adoption process, the books are available for public viewing and public input in several locations around the state.
These are great days for the state of Louisiana. And with the science texts that will emerge from this brilliantly-conceived process, an even greater future lies ahead.
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