Victory in Louisiana

Really fantastic news … a couple of months ago I blogged about the challenge being faced by the school systems in Louisiana … some creationist loons were attempting to have all references to evolution purged from school science text books. The defenders had at that time gained a good provisional decision, but faced another final vote, so your support was needed … well guess what folks … we have a Victory for common sense … yea … here are the details (cut and pasted) from Pharyngula …

This is fabulous news: the Louisiana school system has been wrestling with a proposal from the Louisiana Family Forum (you know the rule: the word “family” in their title means they’re anything but) which would have had the schools using science textbooks with absurd warning labels and watered down content. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has seen the light, however, and voted 6 to 1 in favor of using quality textbooks for the kids of Louisiana. It’s an all-around win for everyone.

Additionally … you now get a change to vote … PZ goes on to write …

The Louisiana Patriarchy Forum is not happy. They are venting their frustration a bit with a ridiculous poll — go make them cry some more.

Do you support BESE’s decision today to approve a list of Biology textbooks with known false and inaccurate information?

YES 29%
NO 71%

Just remember, to a creationist “false and inaccurate” refers to any piece of evidence that shows how bogus their superstitions are, and vote accordingly.

You can find PZ’s original posting here along with all the reader comments … so go vote … and as PZ best puts it, make em cry some more …

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