19-year-old activist Zack Kopplin makes life hell for Louisiana's creationistsQuicklink submitted by Meryl Ann Butler Permalink
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|19-year-old Zack Kopplin has become one of the fiercest -- and most feared -- advocates for education reform in Louisiana. In 2008, the Louisiana Science Education Act made it considerably easier for teachers to introduce creationist textbooks into the classroom. 'Creationism is not science, and shouldn't be in a public school science class -- it's that simple,' he says. Science, he argues, is observable, naturalistic, testable, falsifiable, and expandable -- everything that creationism is not. Kopplin decided to write a letter that could be signed by Nobel laureate scientists in support of the repeal. Sir Harry Kroto, a British chemist who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley helped him to draft the letter -- one that has now been signed by 78 Nobel laureates.|
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