A few weeks ago we posted Louisiana Creationism: Column by James Gill. Well, Mr. Gill has just outdone himself, so you’ve got to read his latest.
We present to you, dear reader, Louisiana Legislature deserves an F in science, which appears in the New Orleans Times-Picayune. It’s so good that all we’re going to do is select a few choice sentences from various paragraphs. If our sampling isn’t enough to get you to read the whole column at the newspaper’s website, there’s no hope for you.
What seems to have motivated Gill here is the state Senate’s Education Committee’s approval last week of the latest creationism bill we’ve been writing about (see Louisiana’s HB 580: The Flat-Earth Option, #3). Okay, here we go, with bold font added by us:
Let’s get it over with and just ban the teaching of science in Louisiana. How happy future generations will be, free of all curiosity about the nature of the world they inhabit.
Perhaps that is asking too much, but the Legislature continues to lead us in that direction by beating up on Charles Darwin at every opportunity.
The Senate Education Committee, which operates as a subsidiary of the evangelical Louisiana Family Forum, was at it again Thursday, approving a bill that will severely curtail scientific oversight of official biology textbooks and allow local school boards to spend all they want on whacky material of their own choosing.
If it weren’t for a lonely representative of the Louisiana Coalition for Science, the committee hearing could have passed for a revivalist meeting.
But Louisiana creationists apparently see themselves as soldiers in an epic battle between righteousness and heresy.
They have grown more subtle and nowadays conceal religious motive with weasel words.
That’s enough. Now click over to the Times-Picayune and read all of Gill’s column. That guy is so good, why … he could actually be a blogger some day!
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