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Yes, Bobby, evolution is real!

Kopplin, Zack [1].

The Campaign to Repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act.

I will present a talk on our campaign to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act (LSEA), Louisiana's creationism law. I'll cover what the law does and how it was passed. I will also explain the opponents of evolution in Louisiana from Governor Jindal and the Louisiana legislature to the Louisiana Family Forum. I will then cover the impact of the Louisiana Science Education Act on our students and on our state's economy. After that I will cover the various fights we've had over evolution in Louisiana from textbooks to our bills to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act and the support we've gathered. Lastly, I'll cover how we can fight creationism in Louisiana and elsewhere in the country.

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1 - Rice University, History, 6100 Main St, Houston, TX, 77005, USA

Keywords:
Louisiana Science Education Act
Creationism
Evolution
Bobby Jindal.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY04
Location: Grand Ballroom A/Riverside Hilton
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2013
Time: 2:30 PM
Number: SY04003
Abstract ID:77
Candidate for Awards:None


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