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Creationist "textbooks" claim Loch Ness Monster disproves evolution

  1. scottcgruber profile image79
    scottcgruberposted 5 years ago

    As if we needed more evidence that creationists are the dumbest people on the planet, I saw this hilariously terrifying story today:

    http://www.scotsman.com/news/odd/loch-n … -1-2373903

    This fall, some Louisiana private schools will be using new "science" textbooks that attempt to disprove evolution using a mixture of flawed logic and made-up facts:

    Worst of all, state tax dollars will be paying for this "education" as thousands of students attend private schools using publicly-funded school vouchers.

    This is just the latest attack on science in Louisiana - in 2008 the state legislature passed the Louisiana Science Education Act, which calls on state and local education administrators to teach creationism and climate denial as alternatives to "controversial" topics: http://ncse.com/news/2012/04/repeal-eff … ana-007311

    What's wrong with Louisianans?

    1. artblack01 profile image59
      artblack01posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If they get taken to court they will lose. The judicial will overpower the legislature. Hopefully some wise parent will sue.

      1. scottcgruber profile image79
        scottcgruberposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hope so. Preferably with some backing from the ACLU and NCSE. The problem is that the Science Education Law essentially condones this sort of thing, so the case will have to hinge on the constitutionality of both the law and the textbooks.

        One would hope this is an open-shut case if it makes it to the Supreme Court. But with the current conservative makeup, I'm not so sure.

        1. Paul Wingert profile image77
          Paul Wingertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          From what I read, these "science book" or BS books are being issued in the Christian schools and not real schools (public schools). It's funny that Catholic schools teach students the Big Bang and Evolution and totally dismiss creation and all the other cute stories. But to these feeble minded Christian school administrators, the idea of the earth being created in 7 days and life started in a plush garden with a talking snake makes better sense. I bet these Bible thumpers hate the idea of anyone use their brain or question these BS stories. Oh by the way, they might as well teach these brainwashed students that the earth is flat and is a the center of the universe because that's what the authors of these fairy stories believed. So if it's written in the Bible, it must be true! And Louisiana isn't really known for their quality of education.

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      jomineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      May be they what to change America from the most developed nation to most idiotic nation!

      1. artblack01 profile image59
        artblack01posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        The idiots are easier to control and manipulate. I mean if you look at the people who believe what the people in the media tell them, especially those who watch fox news, a media group who often uses creative editing to create lies, then you know we are already there.

    3. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They really want people to be stupid and compliant don't they?

      I notice all the comments under that article are from Americans... it doesn't take much to figure that out. The Scottish are too busy laughing...

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    The Loch Ness Monster would only enhance evolution. lol

  3. TheFuturist profile image71
    TheFuturistposted 5 years ago

    This makes me lose another point of faith in humanity.  Why do some people insist on being so difficult and disregarding reality?

    1. Paul Wingert profile image77
      Paul Wingertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      To these Bible thumping, Bible belt states, these Christian geniuses frown on the idea of thinking for yourself and being asked intelligent questions.

      Louisiana 3rd Grade Science Student:
      "But how come the Dinosaurs aren’t mentioned in the Bible?"

      Louisiana poorly Educated Science Teacher:
      “Because! Ugh. Because God said so! Yeah! God said so and if you don’t believe it, you’ll go to HELL! That’s why!”