Joined: Mar. 2007
|Quote (Reginald Beasley @ July 13 2008,14:01)|
|Here's an example of a supplementary text endorsed by the Louisiana Family Forum (who fought hard for this bill, though I'm not sure if they wrote any of the language or was an official sponsor or what):|
I'd be willing to bet that the whole lot contains nothing but recycled creotard canards, just like EE and TDoL.
They sure went out of their way to get good biological information in those things. The link containing information about the authors of the add-ons is quite informative as well. Can engineers get more arrogant than this?
|Charles Henry Voss, Jr. was born of American missionary parents in China. He grew up in Baton Rouge, La. and obtained a B.S. and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from LSU. His Ph.D. was obtained from North Carolina State University. He retired from LSU as a F. J. Haydel, Jr./ Kaiser Aluminum Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at LSU in 2003 after serving 43 years on the faculty at LSU. His research and publications were in the biomedical area and include heart pacemakers, artificial hearts, hearing aid design, protection for Hansen’s disease patients and bio-telemetry applications.|
An engineer, by definition, has to have an intimate knowledge of science. He must have a practical understanding of science since he cannot design a desired object using speculative theories. A degree in an engineering field requires that the student be able to digest, analyze and critique material, examine the different ways that the materials may be used in design and then finally use this information in design. This is what he was trained to do in obtaining a Ph.D. degree and what he has been doing as his job for the past 40 years. As an engineering professor and chairman of the Departmental Curriculum Committee for 29 years it was his responsibility to make sure that this ability was imparted to students.
The laws of physics and mathematics provide the basic building blocks for all branches of engineering. A life scientist who posits a theory which is contrary to the foundational knowledge of physics and mathematics is on shaky ground. He should not be given the assumption of correctness merely because he is a specialist.
He is Vice-president of Origins Resource Association
Reviewers of the addenda include a physical chemist PhD, someone with a degree in "physical science" from Orange Coast COllege CA, a lwyer with a BS in biology, another PhD chemsits, a veterinarian, a linguistics PhD, an education PhD, a teacher with a M.Ed. and a BS in physics, a mechanical engineer, and a retired Baton Rouge high school science teacher...
Flesh of the sky, child of the sky, the mind
Has been obligated from the beginning
To create an ordered universe
As the only possible proof of its own inheritance.
- Pattiann Rogers