"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.

Seattle-Louisiana, via Discovery

Anyone following the Seattle-based Discovery Institute, and its activities and connections, will want to check out this extensive blog post on DI’s links to a new bill in Louisiana, likely to become law soon, aimed at installing de facto creationism in the state’s schools.

Further of note: The person who may make it law is the governor, Bobby Jindal, who is being talked up quite a bit as a possible vice presidential pick for Republican presidential nominee-presumptive John McCain.

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