Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Today's must-read: io9 profiles Zack Kopplin

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Science and science fiction website io9 yesterday ran a lengthy profile of Zack Kopplin, the young Louisiana man who took on Big Sea Monster — the creationism education lobby — when he was still in high school. (Zack is also son of city of New Orleans Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer Andy Kopplin.)

His efforts, needless to say, have not gone unnoticed — particularly by his opponents. He's been called the Anti-Christ, a stooge of "godless liberal college professors," and was even accused of causing Hurricane Katrina. Kopplin cooly brushes these incidents aside, saying they're just silly distractions.

But some of the most aggressive broadsides, he says, have come from state legislators.

"I'm not talking threats or name calling, but they were really something to experience," he says.

Read io9's "How 19-year-old Zack Kopplin is making life hell for Louisiana creationists"

Also see Gambit's story on Kopplin from 2011.

(Via Lamar White.)

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