The links below take you to more posts on badastronomy.com written by Dr. Phil Plait who is an astronomer and a skeptic of all things that aren't scientifically provable. They refer to the creationism/intelligent design bill recently passed by our Legislature and eagerly approved by our creationist governor, Bobby Jindal.
Why is this an environmental issue? Why is it posted on an environmental blog? Because it is hard enough to convince certain people that environmental issues are real, even when faced with literal mountains of evidence, think global warming. Imagine how much more difficult it will be to educate and convince citizens of Louisiana that an environmental issue is real, when they can be taught in school nearly anything that anyone with any agenda can dream up. That is scary stuff. This issue is simply too important to ignore.