Friday, July 08, 2011
Teenager beats up Michele Bachmann!
...figuratively, of course.
A Lousiana high school student, Zack Kopplin, has been organizing a very effective campaign to repeal Louisiana's idiotic and unconstitutional law that mandates the teaching of creationism, i.e. religious myth, as science. He's managed to get over 40 Nobel laureate scientists to endorse his campaign.
And now he has written an extremely eloquent challenge to presidential wanna-be Michele Bachmann and her inane claims that there's serious scientific controversy over evolution. It's well worth reading.
This has me thinking that we'd be much better off if, instead of debates among candidates, we had each one of them grilled by well-informed citizens of various political & philosophical stripes. I'd love to see Kopplin vs. Bachmann. In this particular debate, she wouldn't stand a chance.