But it’s OK in Louisiana!

The endlessly entertaining Zero out of Five collects catastrophically wrong test answers.

This one got 0 points, but I think that a recently passed law in Louisiana (and similar laws introduced in Oklahoma and elsewhere this year) might make that grade illegal:


I think that illustration was copied from a Discovery Institute meteorology textbook. Surely that’s worth partial credit. 1 point out of 2?


  1. #1 James Dean
    January 29, 2009

    Speaking of god, I had no idea that you are the guy from NCSE doing our Q&A after “Expelled” tomorrow night. I’ll talk to you then.

  2. #2 J-Dog
    January 30, 2009

    Is this from the DI’s new book “Explore Weather Stuff?”

  3. #3 MikeMa
    January 30, 2009

    Speaking of the insanity we know as Louisiana, The LSU (student?) newspaper/online news source, the tigerweekly.com has an article titled: Creationism to be taught in La. public schools.

    The reporter presented both sides quite well I thought with a just a little too much ink devoted to what a good idea creationism is and not enough questions about the possible negatives. (Lawsuits, stupidity, etc) The comments (even with mine removed) are decidedly against the idea that creationism belongs in science classrooms. Yeah. An accompanying poll is 96% against creationism.

    The comment that states “All of you who disagree with teaching creationism will be judged.” is my favorite. No religious underpinnings there….

  4. #4 VampDuc
    January 30, 2009

    Don’t worry about Oklahoma. We might have one or two crazy reps, but the governor himself shot the bill down that would have made that answer legal.

  5. #5 catgirl
    January 30, 2009

    This reminds me of when I was in kindergarten and I had a test about the difference between needs and desires. I had to list 3 ‘needs’ so I wrote food, air, and love.

    Anyway, this kid should have explained how God creates the clouds, using one of the three ways taught in class.

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