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#1    Render

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:17 PM

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For Zack Kopplin, it all started back in 2008 with the passing of the Louisiana Science Education Act. The bill made it considerably easier for teachers to introduce creationist textbooks into the classroom. Outraged, he wrote a research paper about it for a high school English class. Nearly five years later, the 19-year-old Kopplin has become one of the fiercest — and most feared — advocates for education reform in Louisiana. We recently spoke to him to learn more about how he's making a difference.
Facing opposition

His efforts, needless to say, have not gone unnoticed — particularly by his opponents. He's been called the Anti-Christ, a stooge of "godless liberal college professors," and was even accused of causing Hurricane Katrina. Kopplin cooly brushes these incidents aside, saying they're just silly distractions.
It's simply not science

And indeed, Kopplin is a passionate defender of scientific inquiry, and vociferously rejects the notion that creationism and evolution should be taught side-by-side.
"Creationism is not science, and shouldn't be in a public school science class — it's that simple," he says. "Often though, creationists do not, or are unwilling, to recognize this." Science, he argues, is observable, naturalistic, testable, falsifiable, and expandable — everything that creationism is not.
But what also drives Kopplin is the inherent danger he sees in teaching creationism.
"Creationism confuses students about the nature of science," he says. "If students don't understand the scientific method, and are taught that creationism is science, they will not be prepared to do work in genuine fields, especially not the biological sciences. We are hurting the chances of our students having jobs in science, and making discoveries that will change the world."

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

the blamed him for a hurricane? LOL

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

:wub: :nw: Yes! Good for him.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

When I first read the evolution theory I felt my faith in God is increasing! :innocent: lol



Such nonsense! but still thats the way of science! like the old times when they were trying to make gold with copper & mercury.

Edited by V0ID, 19 January 2013 - 05:53 PM.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

View PostV0ID, on 19 January 2013 - 05:50 PM, said:

When I first read the evolution theory I felt my faith in God is increasing! :innocent: lol



Such nonsense! but still thats the way of science! like the old times when they were trying to make gold with copper & mercury.

I guess you got your screen name from the amount of science you know. lol

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

View Postnotoverrated, on 19 January 2013 - 04:29 PM, said:

the blamed him for a hurricane? LOL

View Postnotoverrated, on 19 January 2013 - 04:29 PM, said:

the blamed him for a hurricane? LOL
They always do that .Katrina was the fault of the gays,and hedonism that goes on in new Orleans. Blah blah blah ,so its his fault too .


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 19 January 2013 - 06:02 PM, said:



I guess you got your screen name from the amount of science you know. lol

Cmon bubbie .Different strokes ......

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

I really don't get the argument between creationism and science.

Surely if god was real he created evolution..... Hence why i don't get it. (If god is real he created everything... Which means all science is doing is showing how god did it. lol)

PS, I don't believe in god.

Edited by Coffey, 19 January 2013 - 06:22 PM.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 19 January 2013 - 06:02 PM, said:

I guess you got your screen name from the amount of science you know. lol

You guessed that all alone or you had help?


Evolutionists has such a humorous sense, which is obvious as well in all their theories LOL

Edited by V0ID, 19 January 2013 - 06:31 PM.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

He's been called the Anti-Christ, a stooge of "godless liberal college professors," and was even accused of causing Hurricane Katrina.

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Are they the same people who have passed the act and believe creationism and evolution should be taught side-by-side?  :no:


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

View PostV0ID, on 19 January 2013 - 06:27 PM, said:

You guessed that all alone or you had help?


Evolutionists has such a humorous sense, which is obvious as well in all their theories LOL

There is no humor in the scientific method, only the conclusion some draw deviating from it is quite humorous.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

This is really incredible.. How grown adults can actually defend creationism in a classroom always dumbfounded me.  I have a Jesuit friend who doesn't believe in it.. but hey he's got a PhD in physics.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

I'm all for Creationist's; they're one of my main sources of entertainment and I 'd hate to see them go...Just keep their idiocy out of the classroom.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:28 AM

View PostV0ID, on 19 January 2013 - 05:50 PM, said:

When I first read the evolution theory I felt my faith in God is increasing! :innocent: lol



Such nonsense! but still thats the way of science! like the old times when they were trying to make gold with copper & mercury.



Really? But Western alchemy is recognized as a protoscience that contributed to the development of modern chemistry and medicine. Sure, we might not always achieve that which we are aiming, for, when even more valuable developments are exposed through these laborious processes or digging down into the depths of a thing to see what makes it tick, instead of just praying to it. Religions seems to be going downhill with time, science on the other hand becomes more accurate with time. That's what is better about science, it is flexible, like the out of africa model, it can change based on new evidence. Not so with religion the rules are stated out from the get go, depending on which faith you decide to follow, many of which conflict.
We might not be turning lead into gold, but we are making things like aspirin, because people decided to try things like Alchemy. And heck, maybe turning acid into money and relief is better than turning lead into gold. I guess philosophically one could say they exceeded the mark.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 19 January 2013 - 06:02 PM, said:

I guess you got your screen name from the amount of science you know. lol

Hilarious lol

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