Anti-science law signed by Louisiana’s exorcist Governor

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As suggested in a previous post here,  there was some speculation that Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal might veto the new anti-science education law since, having studied Biology at Brown University, he could be expected to know the difference between what is, and what is not, the natural science that is practiced, taught, and studied as the science of Biology.

Now that he has signed the law, another aspect of this character is receiving renewed attention. It seems that this Governor believes in exorcism — not only believes, in fact, but has written a published article about his own participation in an exorcism.

Here’s an excerpt:
While Alice and Louise held Susan, her sister continued holding the Bible to her face. Almost taunting the evil spirit that had almost beaten us minutes before, the students dared Susan to read biblical passages. She choked on certain passages and could not finish the sentence “Jesus is Lord.” Over and over, she repeated “Jesus is L..L..LL,” often ending in profanities. In between her futile attempts, Susan pleaded with us to continue trying and often smiled between the grimaces that accompanied her readings of Scripture. Just as suddenly as she went into the trance, Susan suddenly reappeared and claimed “Jesus is Lord.”

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Jindal’s article

Well, it looks like they’ll be onto purging the demon Science now from the public school classrooms of Louisiana!

Other online sources on Jindal’s exorcism:

This link should open the curricublog category archive with other posts on these “Academic Freedom” bills.



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    Posted June 30, 2008 at 9:47 am | Permalink

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  2. Posted July 6, 2008 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Exorcists have now been immunized from civil liability by the Texas Supreme Court. See

    We seem to be hurtling back into the dark ages faster than I could have imagined possible.

  3. Posted November 20, 2008 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    Equally important, science offers solutions to urgent problems. The climate change threat is most obvious in this regard. We need to do more than burn less fossil fuel; we need to find ways to increase efficiency and develop new kinds of fuels to reverse the trends of global warming. Yes, we can do a lot with stronger political will to put in place what we already know about energy efficiency in particular. But given the scale of what we face-including the immense problems stemming from rapidly growing India, China, and other developing countries-new technology has to be a big part of the solution. Science and engineering is what will take us there.
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