Monday, April 18, 2011


No Intelligence Here

The NCSE has the news that a bill, inspired by high school student Zack Kopplin, to repeal Louisiana's oxymoronic "Science Education Act" has been filed in the state senate. Americans United for Separation of Church and State are urging support for the bill, as is the Louisiana Coalition for Science.

It can't be said the bill's chances are good. The Louisiana Family Forum, an affiliate of James Dobson's Focus on the Family, is politically powerful in Louisiana and was responsible for the easy passage of the SEA in the first place.

That'll be a shame for the children of Livingston Parish. It appears that the local school board is still sniffing around the "Dover trap":

According to the minutes of its March 15, 2011 meeting, the Livingston Parish School Board is maneuvering to insert Intelligent Design into its biology curriculum.
Strangely, the minutes haven't been posted at the board's website yet.

But, poking around the Livingston Parish School Board site, I learned that David Tate is no longer on the board. Tate was one of the more clueless board members and his statements letting the creationist cat out of the Science Education Act bag caused Chief IDiot Bruce Chapman to fulminate that Tate's comments were "so fallacious and confrontational that they could have been scripted by his supposed adversaries if they were looking for ways to make him look bad."

The absence of Tate may marginally lower the chance that the board will shoot itself in the foot with a 12-gauge shotgun loaded with deer slugs and, instead, satisfy itself with using a .22 caliber.

But here's the real kicker: it seems the school district is facing a $10.2 million deficit and has declared a financial crisis. So, naturally, now is the time to risk expensive litigation.

God wouldn't let that happen!
God works in mysterious ways.
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