Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 1:00:17 pm
Professor of philosophy Barbara Forrest gave this presentation in May, describing the horrifying state of science education in Louisiana, where the stealth creationism bill signed into law by Bobby Jindal is having the intended effect of legitimizing the teaching of creationist fairy tales as "science."
Dr. Forrest goes into great detail about the deceptive code language used by the Republican Party to get these bills through the legislature, and the links between Gov. Jindal and religious right group Louisiana Family Forum.
While the right constantly fear-mongers about "stealth shariah," they're engaging in a very real conspiracy to sneak religious doctrine into America's public schools by disguising it as "academic freedom."
NCSE board member Barbara Forrest digs into the LSEA, why it passed, why repeal will be very difficult, how the legislative message of science denial is spreading to other states (like Tennessee), and more. When: 5/20/2012. Where: 3rd Annual Orange County Freethought Alliance Conference, Irvine, CA