The above is a recommended video discussing the creationism mess in Louisiana. It’s 18 minutes long, and it’s all about the creationist influence in Louisiana politics.
The video features Barbara Forrest, a philosophy professor at Southeastern Louisiana University, co-author of Creationism’s Trojan Horse, a founder of the Louisiana Coalition for Science, and a star witness for the winning side in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.
Speaking of Barbara, she’s just posted something at her blog regarding the creationist policy of the Central Community School District in Baton Rouge. That’s a subject we wrote about a few months ago — Louisiana Capitol’s Schools Teach Creationism.
Barbara’s article is Creationist Conniving in Central Community School System — Part One. It’s an amazingly detailed exposé of what happened there, mentioning all the familiar names — Rev. Gene Mills of the Louisiana Family Forum, the Louisiana Science Education Act, and all the usual suspects.
When Barbara writes about something, there’s nothing left to be said — and yet her article is only Part One. If you’re interested in the madness in Louisiana, be sure to read this, and the installments to follow.
There’s really no hope for Louisiana. Watching that place descend into madness is like watching a horror movie where the vampires win and take over the world. But it’s worth knowing about, because one of these days the horror show is coming to your state, so being forewarned about how these things are done will be useful.
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