Louisiana repeal efforts fail

There has been a big push in Louisiana to repeal a law that essentially invites the teaching of creationism in that state’s public schools. Unfortunately, despite an admirable campaign mounted by high school student Zack Kopplin, the repeal effort failed. Several Nobel Prize-winning scientists joined Kopplin, including Florida’s own Harold Kroto:

“The lawmakers of Louisiana are a laughing stock as far as the scientific community is concerned,” Harold Kroto, a Florida State University scientist who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1996, said in an email to The Associated Press. He added, “The present situation should be likened to requiring Louisiana school texts to include the claim that the Sun goes round the Earth.”

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