Posted by: Paul Chiariello | May 10, 2011

Petition to Repeal Creationism and Climate Change Denial in Louisiana Schools – Signed by 42 Nobel Laureates

Sign the Petition Yourself Here

Zach Kopplin, a 17 year old student in Louisiana, has spearheaded efforts to teach actual science in his and fellow students’ classrooms.

The entire world (very literally with the Kyoto protocol) has agreed that climate change is happening and is influence by human activities.  I have already written a post about a petition that tried to place doubt on the phenomenon of man-made Climate Change

Similarly, over 95% of scientists affirm that Evolution (including ‘macro-evolution) is a well established part of the field of Biology.

For instance, 1558 practicing scientists, half of which were biologists, signed a petition stating that

Evolution is a vital, well-supported, unifying principle of the biological sciences, and the scientific evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of the idea that all living things share a common ancestry. Although there are legitimate debates about the patterns and processes of evolution, there is no serious scientific doubt that evolution occurred or that natural selection is a major mechanism in its occurrence. It is scientifically inappropriate and pedagogically irresponsible for creationist pseudoscience, including but not limited to “intelligent design,” to be introduced into the science curricula of our nation’s public schools.

Now this isn’t too too much more than a similar petition by the Discovery Institute signed by 761 scientists which claims doubt for evolution… that is until you remember the former petition only allowed scientists named ‘Steve’ to sign, limiting it to less than 1% of scientists!

Both man-made Climate Change and Evolution have overwhelming support internationally and from the scientific community.

Please sign the petition and help stop the destruction of American schools and general scientific literacy.


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