The Christian News Network is apparently not a fan of Zack Kopplin. After the young activist published an article in Slate detailing the creationist nonsense being taught at publicly-funded charter schools in Texas, they decided more nonsense was needed. To wit:
Zack Kopplin is a 20-year-old political activist who believes evolution should be the only scientific theory taught in government-funded schools.
Nope, that’s either a lie or just plain ignorance. I’m sure Zack supports teaching a whole bunch of other scientific theories too, like the germ theory of disease, the theory of relativity and the big bang theory. As far as biology and life on earth, I’m sure he believes evolution should be the only scientific theory taught because it’s the only scientific theory there is on the subject. Creationism, in whatever form it may take, is not a scientific theory at all.
Rosalinda Gonzalez, vice president of academic affairs for RES, told Kopplin that their charter schools’ curriculum “teaches evolution,” while at the same time “noting, but not exploring, the existence of competing theories.”
However, Kopplin insists that this is unlawful, asserting the teaching of biblical creation in government-funded schools is “on a fundamental level … unconstitutional.”
But despite criticism from evolutionists, many scientists maintain that empirical evidence does not line up with the theory of evolution.
Funny how none of them who lack an a priori commitment to a religious ideology that forbids it, though. Among scientists who accept evolution you can find every imaginable religious viewpoint — Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, atheist, and so forth. Among those who doubt evolution, you find only a particular brand of Christian who believe that evolution conflicts with the tenets of their faith. And none of them can present anything remotely resembling either a coherent critique of evolution (they rely on long-discredited arguments) or an alternative explanation that fits the evidence (whenever creationism is stated in a form that is testable and falsifiable, it has been falsified).