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funkybutt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 12:27 PM
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National science group boycotting Louisiana in protest of Science Education Act
Source: Times Picayune, New Orleans

BATON ROUGE -- A national organization of scientists has informed Gov. Bobby Jindal it will not hold its annual convention in Louisiana as long as the recently adopted Science Education Act remains on the books.

The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology told Jindal in a recent letter that its executive committee chose Salt Lake City for its 2011 convention over New Orleans "in large part" because of the legislation. Satterlie's letter is posted on the group's Web site under the headline: "No Thanks, New Orleans."

"That's too bad," Jindal spokesman Kyle Plotkin said of the group's decision. "New Orleans is a first-class city for a convention." Plotkin said the governor did not respond to Satterlie's letter.

Jindal signed the law last year, agreeing with its supporters that science teachers need wider latitude to use supplemental materials for lessons on topics such as evolutionary biology, global warming and cloning.

Read more: http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2009/02/national_sci...
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 12:29 PM
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1. isn't that pandering? what jindal did!
Edited on Mon Feb-16-09 12:29 PM by grannie4peace
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 12:41 PM
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2. Jindal's going to act as crazy nuts as he can for the next couple of years
to compete for the "base" support for the GOP presidential nomination. He's got stiff crazy nuts competition from Palin. It'll be interesting.
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Jakes Progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 12:51 PM
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3. A Jindal/Palin ticket.
To quote Keanu Reeves: "Woooh!"
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 03:53 PM
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9. Yes he is pandering to the religious base
He is extreme-conservative "orthodox" Catholic, so in theory he should not have any issues to evolution being Catholic. Only fringe Catholics or some recent convert zealots buy into anti-evolution nonsense. Rome has no problem with it and you cannot get into trouble by promoting it or teaching it in schools.
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 04:22 PM
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10. he doesn't need to "act" crazy nuts
Mr. Exorcism is there already.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 06:38 AM
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14. They are both Fucking Nut-Jobs
Palin is in the lead at this time

Ya Know
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happygoluckytoyou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 01:04 PM
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4. John McCain "what would jesus do? back when we were kids...."
when an anti-science party is in charge.... it just SEEMS like magic !!!
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catrose Donating Member (591 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 01:24 PM
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5. And Utah is better?
I'm for boycotting Mormonland, myself.
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 07:34 AM
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15. yes, that struck me also (nt)
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scytherius Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 01:51 PM
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6. This is what must be done. STOP tolerating ignorance.
We have to be louder and more persistent. They have no facts on their side in any of this. None.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 01:56 PM
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7. It's more than stop tolerating ignorance. It's stop tolerating stupid.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 02:15 PM
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8. I agree. Ignorance can be addressed and remedied.
To quote Ron White: You can't fix stupid.
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ldf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 08:57 PM
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12. this is WILLFUL ignorance for the sole purpose of
supporting a rightwing religious agenda.

until intelligent and scientific rational thought is championed, LOUDLY, they will continue to frame the debates.

and those who frame the debates, win the debates.

:grr:
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funkybutt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 05:55 PM
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11. Jindal promised to bring business to Louisiana
Instead we're losing business opportunities while Jindal is parading around the country raising money for his "re-election" campaign.
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KakistocracyHater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 02:11 AM
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13. I wish scientists would create "Humanist Breakfasts"
to counter that nasty "prayer breakfast" they ginned up in the 1950s; they really need to organize as a group & start looking out for each other, after seeing what so many did under Bush-it was very revealing, just how vulnerable America is to Dark Agers taking control.
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