My now-nineteen-year-old Louisiana pal Zack Kopplin is still fighting creationism law, and yes, Zack (@ZackKopplin and @RepealTheSEA) is one remarkable teen. Our previous posts by and about Zack here. His mission is to just say NO to creationist vouchers. Well, not just say no, he’s an activist after all.
In fact, he has now become a leader in the fight to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act, which allows creationism to be taught in public schools.
And if all that isn’t enough, he’s about to be on Real Time! He told me about this appearance a few days ago, and I nearly forgot, but that’s okay. We DVR it every week.
Here’s the press release:
Louisiana Science Activist Zack Kopplin Is a Guest on “Real Time
with Bill Maher”
Who: Bill Maher, Zack Kopplin, Sebastian Junger, Abby Huntsman, Senator Bernie Sanders, Stephen Moore
What: Zack Kopplin, a Louisiana native and Rice University sophomore who, as a high school student, launched a campaign to repeal Louisiana’s creationism law, will be interviewed as the mid-show guest and panelist on this week’s episode of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
Last year, Kopplin’s research on hundreds of creationist voucher schools generated international attention. Kopplin has been named the first-ever “Troublemaker of the Year.”
He is also a recipient of the Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award and National Center for Science Education’s Friend of Darwin Award.
His activism has been previously featured on “Moyers and Company,” “Viewpoint with John Fugelsang,” and “Hardball with Chris Matthews.” Kopplin was highlighted as a “Footsoldier” on “The Melissa Harris-Perry Show.”
Kopplin is organizing a movement calling for a Second Giant Leap for humankind, which will be achieved by increasing science funding and teaching evidence based- science.
When: Tomorrow, Friday, April 5, 2013