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(io9)   Nineteen-year-old activist makes life hell for Louisiana's creationists   (io9.com) divider line 416
    More: Hero, Zack Kopplin, Louisiana, Education Act, science books, Discovery Institute, scientific inquiry, AlterNet, Southeastern Louisiana University  
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2013-01-15 04:58:05 PM
FARK needs a Creationist tab.
 
2013-01-15 04:59:23 PM

Equilibrist: FARK needs a Creationist tab.


It would have to be intelligently designed.
 
2013-01-15 05:00:23 PM

phlegmmo: Equilibrist: FARK needs a Creationist tab.

It would have to be intelligently designed.



And never change over time.
 
2013-01-15 05:01:02 PM
Also good use of the hero tag.
 
2013-01-15 05:07:58 PM

Raharu: phlegmmo: Equilibrist: FARK needs a Creationist tab.

It would have to be intelligently designed.


And never change over time.


Over time there would probably be schism ( Then what)?
 
2013-01-15 05:09:56 PM
I can't imagine that would be a difficult thing to do.  First, they're creationists.  Second, they're in the South.
 
2013-01-15 05:18:53 PM
FTFA:He also has his eyes set on vouchers. After an Alternet story came out about a school in the Louisiana voucher program teaching that the Loch Ness Monster was real and disproved evolution, Kopplin looked deeper into the program and found that this wasn't just one school, but at least 19 other schools, too.Oh. My. God......that's scary. And I'm not talking about a possible monster.
 
2013-01-15 05:19:42 PM
I guess people who oppose academic freedom and support censorship would see this young man as a hero.  People who support academic freedom and freedom of thought probably don't.
 
2013-01-15 05:23:41 PM
This kid's awesome.
 
2013-01-15 05:31:46 PM

SkinnyHead: I guess people who oppose academic freedom and support censorship would see this young man as a hero.  People who support academic freedom and freedom of thought probably don't.

 
2013-01-15 05:32:38 PM
Gah! There was supposed to be an "Oh, hush" under that quoted post.
 
2013-01-15 05:38:30 PM

SkinnyHead: I guess people who oppose academic freedom and support censorship would see this young man as a hero.  People who support academic freedom and freedom of thought probably don't.


Finally over your post-election depression?
 
2013-01-15 05:38:50 PM

SkinnyHead: I guess people who oppose academic freedom and support censorship would see this young man as a hero.  People who support academic freedom and freedom of thought probably don't.


More deep thoughts by SkinnyHead?


/The EARTH IS FLAT!
 
2013-01-15 05:43:53 PM

SkinnyHead: I guess people who oppose academic freedom and support censorship would see this young man as a hero.  People who support academic freedom and freedom of thought probably don't.




Creationism isn't science. It's mythology and fan fiction.
Really really bad fan fiction.
 
2013-01-15 05:45:25 PM
It's a never ending source of sadness to see the absolute ignorance of many of our elected "leaders" on display.
 
2013-01-15 05:46:11 PM

Raharu: SkinnyHead: I guess people who oppose academic freedom and support censorship would see this young man as a hero.  People who support academic freedom and freedom of thought probably don't.

Creationism isn't science. It's mythology and fan fiction.
Really really bad fan fiction.


As opposed to the GOOD fan fic, where Snape and Malfoy talk about Russian literature before doin' it?
 
2013-01-15 05:47:44 PM

what_now: Raharu: SkinnyHead: I guess people who oppose academic freedom and support censorship would see this young man as a hero.  People who support academic freedom and freedom of thought probably don't.

Creationism isn't science. It's mythology and fan fiction.
Really really bad fan fiction.

As opposed to the GOOD fan fic, where Snape and Malfoy talk about Russian literature before doin' it?



I'll be in my bunk.
 
2013-01-15 06:38:45 PM
Why do you people respond to that troll? The lack of all caps lock and spelling errors make it obvious that he doesn't actually believe the bullshait he spews.
 
2013-01-15 07:40:04 PM
Is this the kid the same as the Faker who helped stop creationism in New Oreleans a month of so ago?
 
2013-01-15 07:47:57 PM
"Creationism is not science, and shouldn't be in a public school science class - it's that simple"

Yes, it really is that simple. If creationism wants to be taught in science classes, it has to play by science's rules.
 
2013-01-15 08:10:04 PM

Nabb1: Gah! There was supposed to be an "Oh, hush" under that quoted post.


I thought it was more elegant without.
 
2013-01-15 08:23:52 PM

MrBallou: Nabb1: Gah! There was supposed to be an "Oh, hush" under that quoted post.

I thought it was more elegant without.


Needed more Torg with just the quote.
 
2013-01-15 08:37:23 PM
SkinnyHead: I guess people who oppose academic freedom and support censorship would see this young man as a hero.  People who support academic freedom and freedom of thought probably don't.

For years I've been petitioning my local public school system to teach that the universe is controlled by a small, yet powerful cabal of wizards rather than that crap we call "physics." They have refused to do so every year, and I'm getting the sneaking suspicion that they're actively opposing academic freedom and freedom of thought.
 
2013-01-15 08:46:19 PM
My book says that there is an all powerful Force that surrounds us, penetrates us and binds the galaxy together. Life creates it and makes it grow. And a powerful ally it is. And unlike these other theories, I have video of it. But you don't see me trying to force it in kid's textbooks.
 
2013-01-15 09:01:38 PM
This kid has to be worried about getting out of his car and being mowed down in a hail of Jesus' love.
 
2013-01-15 09:06:21 PM
I think he's a farker.
 
2013-01-15 09:07:28 PM
Does this mean we can get Intelligent Falling taught?
 
2013-01-15 09:07:30 PM

ultraholland: SkinnyHead: I guess people who oppose academic freedom and support censorship would see this young man as a hero.  People who support academic freedom and freedom of thought probably don't.

For years I've been petitioning my local public school system to teach that the universe is controlled by a small, yet powerful cabal of wizards rather than that crap we call "physics." They have refused to do so every year, and I'm getting the sneaking suspicion that they're actively opposing academic freedom and freedom of thought.


You people really make me ill.  This sort of thing only confuses our kids and makes them less likely to trust adults.
It's obviously the work of the reptilians who have taken human form.  Wizards?  Bah.
 
2013-01-15 09:09:43 PM

BunkoSquad: This kid's awesome.

 
2013-01-15 09:13:17 PM
I'll keep reporting this until Louisiana wises up:  Link
 
2013-01-15 09:15:39 PM

ultraholland: SkinnyHead: I guess people who oppose academic freedom and support censorship would see this young man as a hero.  People who support academic freedom and freedom of thought probably don't.

For years I've been petitioning my local public school system to teach that the universe is controlled by a small, yet powerful cabal of wizards rather than that crap we call "physics." They have refused to do so every year, and I'm getting the sneaking suspicion that they're actively opposing academic freedom and freedom of thought.


They don't take you seriously because you're not being serious.
 
2013-01-15 09:19:01 PM
That should also be a job for world tree activists and well every other religious creation story.
 
2013-01-15 09:26:27 PM

SkinnyHead: They don't take you seriously because you're not being serious.


At least he's obviously joking.
 
2013-01-15 09:29:00 PM

BunkoSquad: This kid's awesome.


He is also devastatingly handsome. God bless him.
 
2013-01-15 09:30:42 PM
SkinnyHead: They don't take you seriously because you're not being serious.

No...

dahmers love zombie: It's obviously the work of the reptilians who have taken human form. Wizards? Bah.

...that's not being serious. And even if it is I'll be damned if adherents to Lizardism can their foot in our educational system's door.
 
2013-01-15 09:32:41 PM

ultraholland: SkinnyHead: I guess people who oppose academic freedom and support censorship would see this young man as a hero.  People who support academic freedom and freedom of thought probably don't.

For years I've been petitioning my local public school system to teach that the universe is controlled by a small, yet powerful cabal of wizards rather than that crap we call "physics." They have refused to do so every year, and I'm getting the sneaking suspicion that they're actively opposing academic freedom and freedom of thought.


Oye if you're going to respond to that thing pls do so properly so fark will filter out your (admittedly semi-amusing) post as well, k thx bye.
 
2013-01-15 09:35:18 PM

Mentat: I'll keep reporting this until Louisiana wises up:  Link


Thanks. It took me a second to figure this out. Now I can't stop laughing. I needed that today.

www.motherjones.com
 
2013-01-15 09:35:34 PM
Do they really believe that Noah was 600 years old when God told him to build the ark? And that Noah lived for 350 years after the flood? AND that the world is only 6000 years old? The math boggles my mind. But at least they are sticking it to those liberals who are brainwashing kids at colleges.
 
2013-01-15 09:38:46 PM
My first thought was "Please let this kid not be an asshole." and then I read the article and he sounds like a total non-asshole. Just calmly and semi-quietly doing what he thinks is right. And not just to prove that he is smarter than him, but because he wants Louisianans to be successful.

The other day two church chicks came to my door and I thought "Ok, stay cool, don't be an asshole" and they gave me a little pamplet and told me where their church was. I said "Great, thanks! have a good one." and they didn't turn around to leave. Instead, the chick goes "Let me ask you- if you died today are you SURE-" and right there I rudely cut her off and said 'I'm an athiest so I don't believe in god." and she just said "WELL THERE IS A GOD!" and I said "ok, we all have our own beliefs- bye!"

and then I felt bad the rest of the day like I should have just said thanks and bye again instead of getting made and freaking her out.
 
2013-01-15 09:39:07 PM

Mugato: My book says that there is an all powerful Force that surrounds us, penetrates us and binds the galaxy together. Life creates it and makes it grow. And a powerful ally it is. And unlike these other theories, I have video of it. But you don't see me trying to force it in kid's textbooks.


Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.
 
2013-01-15 09:39:18 PM
Pray for a scientific conclusion.
 
2013-01-15 09:39:40 PM
i49.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-15 09:40:18 PM
Politicians are stupid. We know this. The thing that is wrong about this is that the teachers want to teach intelligent design.
 
2013-01-15 09:42:05 PM
I enjoy how they said he caused Hurricane Katrina. It's how you can tell you're dealing with scholars.
 
2013-01-15 09:42:17 PM
Just think how poor of a job those teachers were doing all along if they've always been itching to teach that crap.
 
2013-01-15 09:42:20 PM
Go get 'em, young man.

** Two (opposable) thumbs up **
 
2013-01-15 09:42:31 PM

SkinnyHead: I guess people who oppose academic freedom and support censorship would see this young man as a hero.  People who support academic freedom and freedom of thought probably don't.


If only oppressed Christians had a place where they could meet and discuss their beliefs on how the world was made.
 
2013-01-15 09:44:08 PM

Kevin72: AND that the world is only 6000 years old?


They really do.  I had a professor last term that, while excellent at teaching the subject he taught, couldn't help but occasionally throw in some of his "worldview opinions" which included that and other batshiat-crazy ideas.  I can say with 100% certainty that he actually believed all that stuff.

He also once said that slavery the way the US did it was terrible and wrong, but slavery the way the bible talked about it was wonderful and a blessing form God.
 
2013-01-15 09:45:33 PM
BronyMedic: Ah, SkinnyHead is one of those "more information" types of creationists.

I wonder what happens when we add more information to an organism. Let's add more copies of chromosome 13... Or wait, don't women have more DNA than men? Doesn't that mean women are more advanced than men? Or better designed? Hmmm.
 
2013-01-15 09:45:38 PM
I would think life as a Creationist is already Hell. Convincing yourself that snakes can talk must be f*cking hard work.
 
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