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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Down the bayou: Louisiana passes "It's okay to doubt" act

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted unanimously to adopt rules today implementing the Louisiana Science Education Act (LSEA), the landmark academic freedom bill passed last summer.

The rules approved by the BESE effectuate the academic freedom bill’s purpose to allow teachers to use supplementary materials to teach controversial scientific theories
without threat of recrimination.

Well, I hope it all works out. I worry about Louisiana's low rating in the education stats, but, quite honestly, having lived through so many exploded popular science myths - overpopulation, nuclear winter, global warming, the necessity of human embryonic stem cells for science research, the danger that supposedly exists if anyone believes that the universe shows evidence of intelligent design - I can't imagine why teachers should not be permitted to supplement official insanity with private eccentricities. It would just make so much sense.

Hey, Louisiana man - and just my type (he shoots his own food):

Find out why there is an intelligent design controversy:

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