Monday, March 4, 2013


From the time he was a high school senior in his home state of Louisiana, Kopplin has been speaking, debating, cornering politicians and winning the active support of 78 Nobel Laureates, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New Orleans City Council, and tens of thousands of students, teachers and others around the country. The Rice University history major joins Bill to talk about fighting the creep of creationist curricula into public school science classes and publicly funded vouchers that end up supporting creationist instruction.
I'm very proud of this young man who cared enough about science education to take on the political establishment and those who drive them to allow teaching nonsense science in taxpayer-funded schools in Louisiana. Zack gathered his own scientific establishment to rebut the scientific ignorance of the creationists - the young-earthers and deniers of the evolutionary process.  Believe whatever you wish, but if it's faith and not science, don't insist that it be taught in science class.

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