A Louisiana state senator recently offered a puzzling rationale for why schools in the state should be allowed to teach creationism.
“There was a time, sir, when scientists thought that the world was flat. And if you get to the end of it, you’d fall off,” Guillory said. “There was another time when scientists thought that the sun revolved around the world. And they always thought to ensure that anyone who disagreed with their science was a heretic. People were burned for not believing that the world was flat. People were really badly treated.”
What? How do you do that with a straight face? What level of delusion do you have to attain to believe in that history? We all know who killed, maimed and repressed people, and they didn’t do it in the name of science. There has never existed a “scientific tribunal”( and there never will be one) to judge those who disavow the observations of the day.
Sorry, Louisiana, but you have given us Bobby Jindal and now this jester. You have made the quarantine list.