Barbara Forrest, Barbara Forrest

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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3 responses to “Barbara Forrest, Barbara Forrest

  1. Thank you for posting that link SC. Very enlightening and scary at the same time. The recent judicial decision against Jindal’s policies notwithstanding, the state of Louisiana has a real problem. If I were an entrepreneur involved in incubating science and technology companies, why would I want to direct any of my attention to a state like Louisiana where foundational principles of science are rejected outright by a large segment of the population? Oh, wait…..that means more opportunity for my state (rubbing my hands together)! Keep on believing the earth is 6,000 years old Louisiana!

  2. The son of a friend in Connecticut had a baseball scholarship to LSU back in the 70’s. Guess he wouldn’t have been so quick to accept it if this law had been on the books then & spilled over onto college campuses. Way to go, Louisiana. You do realize that this kind of “thinking” is making us the laughing stock of the world, don’t you?

  3. Barbara has just posted Part Two. Lots of detail. Well worth reading.