Monday, February 16, 2009

Science boycotts Louisiana

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You read that right. Science itself has decided to take action against Louisana governor Bobby Jindal for the passsage of the Louisiana Science Education Act which calls for creationist materials to be used in public school science books.

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As a result, "Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB), a scientific society with over 2000 members, has chosen to boycott Louisiana for their annual conference because, basically, their creationist governor and legislature want to make sure kids in their state grow up without a basic scientific education."

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These issues hit pretty close to home with me because I went to an Episcopal high school (don't be fooled by the fancy Web site, just your run-of-the-mill small private school) just outside Washington D.C. in which we had to attend chapel twice a week and at least one religion course a year. I will always remember during one religion class, someone asked our reverend a question that pertained to evolution. His response: "This is a religion course, if you want to talk about science, go down the hall." Not once did this school ever confuse religion with science and it had no ill effect on the student's faith and nothing but a great effect on their education. Bobby could learn a thing or two about that.

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