Hey, live with it. Tomorrow could feature roundworm genetics, and we still won’t apologize. We cook what we catch.
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal explained yesterday why he thinks his political opponents are the true science deniers.
That sent one pair of eyes to the files around here because Jindal faced such criticism himself when he acted to prevent teachers from becoming mere mouthpieces for the Darwin lobby:
The 2008 Louisiana Science Education Act, which was signed into law by Governor Bobby Jindal, expressly forbids the promotion of any religious doctrine in the classroom, but allows teachers to “use supplemental textbooks and other instructional materials to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review scientific theories in an objective manner,” including evolution and origin-of-life theories. Additionally, teachers using supplemental resources must first “teach the material presented in the standard textbook supplied by the school system,” and the State Board of Education reserves the right to veto any inappropriate supplemental materials. Guidelines adopted by the state education board further stipulate that any supplementary information presented by teachers must be “scientifically sound and supported by empirical evidence.”
Well, anything of the kind would be quite unacceptable to Darwin’s followers. Darwin first, last, and only, everywhere and all the time, or they’ll lobby or sue. And anyone who disagrees with any of their precepts is a “creationist,” irrespective of their actual views.
Anyway, Jindal’s current target is something else, climate change:
Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal turned the tables on President Obama yesterday, accusing the White House of being “science deniers” when it comes to energy.
“We now face an administration that is composed of science deniers when it comes to energy and the environment,” Jindal said at a lunch with reporters at The Heritage Foundation. “You are looking at an administration that is holding our economy hostage to their radical views. It really is an article of religious faith amongst this administration the way they approach these questions of policy.”
Pressed after his presentation to identify what specific science the White House was denying, Jindal rattled off a lengthy list:
He is demonstrating, it seems, that any number can play at that “science denial” game.
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