Lobby group ratchets up the momentum to repeal Louisiana’s “critical thinking in science” bill
|May 7, 2011||Posted by News under science education|
… via Important NameTM endorsements to repeal the 2008 Louisiana Science Education Act ( critical thinking in science education) not to be confused with the 42 Nobel laureates a couple of weeks ago. Repeal would be via SB70.
Here’s Barbara Forrest’s op-ed in support of repeal. UD readers will remember Forrest as the “ID expert” prof who mistakenly slagged Baylor’s Frank Beckwith – in a professional philosophy journal – as an ID supporter. (He isn’t, and the journal’s editors disowned the article.)
Back in the expert’s chair again at Houma Today (April 26, 2011), Forrest offers a similar level of evidence for creationism being taught in Louisiana schools:
Fourth, the Livingston Parish and Tangipahoa Parish school board members have discussed using the LSEA to teach creationism. In July 2010, the Livingston Parish School Board instructed staff to study this for the 2011-2012 academic year. The March 15 Tangipahoa Parish School Board minutes show that LFF operative Darrell White approached the Curriculum Committee about the law. School boards are being tempted to risk lawsuits when teachers face layoffs because of budget cuts!
Forrest may be counting on readers not to know that “approached” means that the Curriculum Committee must consider what the person says, so long as he either is or represents a ratepayer, even if they think him a walking wingding.
The Darwin lobby continues its efforts to make the journal Synthese re-accept Forrest’s erroneous paper about Beckwith.