For a brief and informative analysis of Louisiana's new creationist bill, I recommend Panda's Thumb. Clearly, this law is terrible for science education in Louisiana. Teachers in the state are understandably concerned that this will permit creationism in the classroom.
Probably the best outcome to hope for now is a series of lawsuits throughout the state with Dover-like outcomes. I am just a bit less confident in predicting the success of such suits in a state like Louisiana. In any case, it is going to be the taxpayers of the state and their children who get screwed in this one.
It really is baffling that battles like this are still being waged in 2008.
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