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History student/college dropout gets award on April Fool’s day for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


From the National Center for Selling Evolutionism (NCSE)

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Zack Kopplin, recently named as the winner of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s 2014 Howard K. Schachman Public Service Award.

In a March 24, 2014, press release, Jeremy Berg, president of the ASBMB and director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Personalized Medicine, commented (PDF), “Zack has been a true champion of science education, which has become all the more important in these times where educational standards are being debated. … Zack has tirelessly fought for the teaching of evolution in classrooms.”

Among Kopplin’s achievements is the launch of the campaign, now in its fourth incarnation as Senate Bill 175 (PDF), to repeal the so-called Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008. A sponsor of the LSEA told the Hammond Daily Star (April 6, 2008) that it was aimed at promoting the discussion of “scientific data related to creationism,” and Governor Bobby Jindal told NBC News in 2013 that the LSEA permits the teaching of creationism.

Kopplin will receive the award in Washington DC on April 1, 2014. He previously received a Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award, the inaugural Troublemaker Award, and NCSE’s Friend of Darwin award in 2012.

From wiki:

Zack Kopplin graduated from Baton Rouge Magnet High School of Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2011 and was a history student at Rice University in Houston, Texas, but is not currently taking classes.[8]


By the way, Zack’s opponent in this is creationist Governor Bobby Jindal, Rhodes Scholar, graduate of an Ivy League school in Biology.

Oh, I am sure that Zack the Hack is probably pretty intelligent; Rice University is not a slouchy institution. But, he demonstrates they typical dishonest motivation upon the part of evolutionary crusaders. OldArmy94
Governor Bobby Jindal, Rhodes Scholar, graduate of an Ivy League school in Biology
Do prestigious academic credentials mean anything if one doesn't support evolution a la Darwin? Does the establishment allow any criticism? Dionisio
Yes, I like “Saving Evolution" - that's what the NCSE seems to be trying to do. Ironically, serious scientific research is making their 'saving' effort more difficult with every new discovery. And we like it. :) Dionisio
I prefer "Saving Evolution". It has a certain direness to it . JoeCoder
. Did you come up with that or you borrowed from someone else?
I got it from Bill Dembski. I like your variant too, maybe better! scordova
scordova, You're welcome! My pleasure. I usually enjoy your OPs and comments. I'm learning much from y'all here in UD :) BTW, very funny the meaning of the NCSE. Did you come up with that or you borrowed from someone else? I had not seen it before. Really funny. Here's a variant: "National Center for Spreading Evolutionism" Dionisio
Dionisio, Thanks! The auto spell checker didn't catch spell errors in linked text. Thanks! scordova
Minor observation:
From the National Center for Selling Evolutionsim
Evolutionism? Dionisio

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