Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, June 12, 2008 8:03 pm

First we flood them out. Then we make them stupid.

The Louisiana House has voted 94-3 — 94 to 3!! — for a bill that apparently would allow the teaching of creationism in science classes.

Creationism isn’t science. “Creation science” isn’t science. And as much as the pro-creationist liars would like you to believe otherwise, there is no controversy within the scientific community about evolution.

Evolution is a theory as “theory” is defined in science, where “theory” is a term of art meaning a hypothesis that has been tested repeatedly and can be used to predict certain outcomes. Saying that evolution is wrong is like saying germ theory is wrong, or the theory of gravity.

This bill, if enacted, will be a crime committed against the children of Louisiana, who, frankly, have more than enough on their plates as it is.


  1. On the positive side – and I’m struggling to find anything positive in this – at least Louisiana has 3 state legislators who are neither knaves nor fools.

    Comment by Nick — Friday, June 13, 2008 2:57 am @ 2:57 am

  2. Schools that teach creation science have much better scores than schools that teach only darwinian based biology. [obscene suggestion deleted by blog owner]

    Comment by [troll] — Friday, June 13, 2008 9:10 am @ 9:10 am

  3. And your source for that dubious assertion would be what, darlin’?

    One other thing: The only one allowed to make obscene suggestions around here is me. Try it again and you’re banned.

    Comment by Lex — Friday, June 13, 2008 12:17 pm @ 12:17 pm

  4. Oh dear, now we’re all agog. Did it involve George Bush, a light-sabre and three watermelons? I think we should be told . . .

    Comment by Nick — Saturday, June 14, 2008 7:03 am @ 7:03 am

  5. Unbelievable. And John mcCain is pimping Bobby Jindal for VP.

    Wow. The modern Republican Party. Not so modern. Not much of a party.

    Let’s see – try to say something nice about everyone, even those with whom you disagree . . . . ok . . . . hmm . . . . . let’s see….

    Oh yeah, boy, they would have done a bang-up job as rulers of Mesopotamia.

    Oh, wait. They’re trying that now…. DANG!

    Comment by drfranklives — Tuesday, June 24, 2008 2:26 pm @ 2:26 pm

  6. In what manner has evolution been tested repeatedly and used to predict certain outcomes?

    Comment by Stormy — Sunday, June 29, 2008 11:47 am @ 11:47 am

  7. Germ evolution, dear, to name just one example. Now run along; the grownups are talking.

    Comment by Lex — Sunday, June 29, 2008 6:08 pm @ 6:08 pm

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