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Zack Kopplin

Was the Twitter Attack on Bobby Jindal Racist?

Walter G. Meyer | Posted 07.02.2016 | Politics
Walter G. Meyer

The fact that those on the right assume that any attack on a person of color is racist is in itself racist: It looks no further than the color of his skin. When I look at Bobby Jindal the first thing I think of isn't his color. It's the way he ignores what he learned to earn his degree in biology from Brown to pander to the creationist, homophobes he hopes will vote for him.

Louisiana May Finally Kill Unconstitutional Creationism Law

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

Will this be the year Louisiana legislators get rid of a state law that the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional decades ago? On Wednesday, the ...

Dozens Of Texas Schools Reportedly Not Teaching Real Science

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

According to science advocate Zack Kopplin, Texas students in more than 65 schools are not learning real science. Instead, he alleges, students enroll...

The Day That Botany Took on Bobby Jindal by Just Being Itself

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 10.05.2013 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

In any given year, the biggest buzz coming out of the annual national Botany conference is normally among the botanists ourselves. This year, however, we've been painted as either the heroic defenders of evolutionary biology or the attackers of Louisiana's right to worship freely.

Panel At Botanical Society Conference Blasts Louisiana Creationism Law

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

Among the many topics covered at this week's Botanical Society of America Conference in New Orleans was the Louisiana Science Education Act, a law tha...

Contentious Creationism Measure Targeted For Repeal

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

A controversial Louisiana law allowing public schools to teach creationism in science classes is again being targeted for repeal, Raw Story reported M...

Zack Kopplin's Anti-Creationism Crusade

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 03.06.2013 | College

Some troublemakers deserve our praise, or so the thinking at the television show "Moyers & Company" goes. Earlier this month, the program named Zack K...

WATCH: My Talk with Zack Kopplin on Creationism in Classrooms

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Bill Moyers

From the time he was a high school senior in his home state of Louisiana, anti-creationism activist Zack Kopplin has been speaking, debating, cornerin...

Creationists Say the Darndest Things

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

It's not only kids who can be hilarious when they speak what they believe is the truth. And it's not only kids whose utterances can portray a deeper meaning than they ever intended.

Creationism's New Trojan Horse

Zack Kopplin | Posted 01.24.2013 | Education
Zack Kopplin

Teaching our students creationism is wrong. American citizens must stand up and demand that their state governments stop funding creationism with public money. We must teach evidence based science and not fund voucher schools which will fail our students.

Charles Darwin, Hugh Hefner And High Quality Science Education

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.06.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Never once in my years of writing did I imagine being able to write about Charles Darwin and Hugh Hefner in the same essay. But perhaps the link between the two isn't all the difficult to envision.

Bachmann, Barton and Bull

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

While there are so many avenues to explore, Michele Bachmann's problem with teaching evolution dramatically shows how fast and loose she is willing to play with the facts.

Michele Bachman's Stance On Evolution Demolished By High School Student

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.31.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Not only is Bachmann a fan of creationism and its anti-intellectual offshoot, intelligent design, she's made some outlandish claims about the pseudoscientific subject.

How You Can Join The Fight Against Creationism In Louisiana

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

As amazing as it might seem in this, the second decade of the 21 century, nine creationist bills have already been introduced in various U.S. state legislatures. Help fight this madness.

Profiles In (Evolutionary) Courage, Part 4: Bringing Sanity To Louisiana Schools

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Zack Kopplin deserves our praise. Not many among us would be willing to take on the formidable forces in Louisiana promoting creationism.