Gov. Jindal (R-LA) has been Romney’s education surrogate on the campaign trail this summer but there now appears to be a really big problem with his choice and perhaps his own views on science.
Gov. Jindal is a creationist even though he holds a degree in biology from Brown University. More importantly, he signed into law a voucher bill that allows Louisiana to spend public education dollars at private religious schools that specifically teach students creationism is science and evolution is nonsense.
Gov. Jindal didn’t make the ticket. Instead Romney chose an extreme supply side tax and budget conservative whose budget would increase the deficit and now Romney has chosen a creationist governor to lead the charge in the campaign on education issues.
Romney endorses the war on women, silly supply side economics (which failed under Reagan and Bush II to reign in the deficits) and now he puts Jindal, a creationist, front and center to speak for him on education. Romney is moving farther and farther to the extreme right, to positions, like creationism, that are dangerous to our childrens education and intellectual development. Romney needs to tell the public where he stands on creationism. If he is one, then he is a threat to scientific inquiry in the United States and frankly a threat to our economic future which is absolutely dependent on the freedom of our scientists to inquire wherever the facts lead them.
didn’t make it onto the ticket, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be of service . . .
. . . ladies and gentlemen, a warm Pols welcome for Mr. Secretary of Education?
(Pulls football away.)
Just imagine the savings to the space program — all we’ll need for our return to the Moon is to hop on the back of a cow, and with one Giant Leap, we’re back!
Science is so much easier when you believe in fairy tales.
Once all the dishes and spoons have run away, the cutlery and ceramics industries will take off.
There may be some trouble with feral spoon/dish hybrids though.
Jindal = Catholic.
I’d thought that the type of Creationism you mean was essentially anti-Catholic.
This is so confusing.
From the same wiki entry,
Yup, that’s me.
Of course, Galileo Galilei might remember it differently, but the Church has, over time, shall we say, evolved.
evolved posthumously, too — in a mere 360 years!
Think a dead monkey can do that, huh? . . . Not in this life, baby!
Jindal = Louisiana Politician. Why wouldn’t he pander to Southern, non-Catholic religious voters, in order to get elected, to promote himself up the ladder?
that I believed God created mankind (or, as the Baltimore Cathechism said, “who made me?” “God made you,”) and that evolution was the way he did it.
“That’s what I believe too,” the priest said.
So, no problem.
Actually, in any kind of serious theology, the notion is that the individual human soul, not the body, is the part created by God in his own image. This soul, unmeasurable by science and thus subject to the realm of faith alone, is the heart of religious faith.
All else, as Hillel would say, is elaboration.