19-year-old activist fighting to protect education from creationism1/16/2013
Call him the Doogie Howser of political activists. Anti-creationist advocate Zack Kopplin is only 19 and already has a resume that rivals seasoned politicians. At 16, the Baton Rouge kid convinced the Louisiana State Board of Education to adopt science-based textbooks. His senior year, he casually opted to "get a repeal bill" for a class project, fighting the Louisiana Science Education Act that lets teachers substitute their own material for evolution-espousing curriculum. Somehow, the unknown teen got 78 Nobel laureate scientists to sign his letter in support. "Creationism is not science, and shouldn't be in a public school science class — it's that simple," he argues. [Source]
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