According to the National Center for Science Education (NCSE):
Insanity, someone once observed, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. And yet creationists, climate change deniers, and their fellow travelers propose the same old bills (with a new coat of paint) year after year attacking evolution and climate change education specifically, and science education generally.
But then the NCSE reports:
Also still on the books in Louisiana is the so-called Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008, which former governor Bobby Jindal (R), speaking to NBC News in 2013, said (at around 9:00) allows teachers to “teach our kids about creationism.”
Five attempts to repeal the 2008 law — SB 70 in 2011, SB 374 in 2012, SB 26 in 2013, SB 175 in 2014, and SB 74 in 2015 — have been introduced by Karen Carter Peterson (D-District 5). So far no such bill has been introduced in the current legislative session.
My two cents
How many more times must evolutionists “propose the same old bills (with a new coat of paint) year after year attacking” creationism until they expect different results? They’re not exemplars of insanity (or hypocrisy), are they?
- Branch, G. (2016). Back to 1981 in Louisiana. National Center for Science Education. Available https://ncse.com/news/2016/03/back-to-1981-louisiana-0016988. Last accessed 9th Nov 2016.
- Luhn, R. (2016). Anti-Evolution and Anti-Climate Science Legislation Scorecard: 2016. Available https://ncse.com/news/2016/10/anti-evolution-anti-climate-science-legislation-scorecard-0018390. Last accessed 9th Nov 2016.