Barbara Forrest, author of Creationism’s Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design, has a major blog post addressing the current maneno in Louisiana. A Parish school board there wants to place creationism on equal or higher footing than evolution. Read Barbara’s piece here.

Comments

  1. #1 Aaron
    July 29, 2010

    It is just going to cost them a bunch of money. They have openly proclaimed that they are trying to push creationism into science class. They did not even call it ID or criticism of evolution.
    I love their argument “We all believe in it, why can’t we get it in?” that is like “We all put ketchup on everything, why can’t we get the home economics teachers to tell the kids to use more ketchup?”

  2. #2 Spanish Inquisitor
    July 29, 2010

    I’m getting a real strong feeling of deja vu on this one. Replace David Tate with William Buckingham and you have Dover all over again.

  3. #3 Tom S.
    July 29, 2010

    Dover with Polydactyly and cleft palate.

  4. #4 Paul A Norman
    July 30, 2010

    Can you just remind me again, what is the actual conclusive proof of evolution?

  5. #5 Greg Laden
    July 30, 2010

    Paul, I’m going with the overwhelming preponderance of evidence in support of each of Darwin’s five theories.

  6. #6 RickK
    July 31, 2010

    Let us hope for another Judge Jones, and not some creationist activist judge. In the current legal climate, I’m not confident “Kitzmiller” or “Edwards” would be upheld.

    Well, when this goes to court (I’m saddened by what some brave parents or teachers would have to endure), I will send money to support the plaintiffs.