Zack Kopplin is only 19 years old, but he's already being called "creationists' worst nightmare" by conservative site The Blaze, and this week he appeared on MSNBC to do battle with the alleged menace of creationism in schools.
Kopplin kicked off his fight against creationism at age 15 in his home state of Louisiana when he learned of a textbook claiming that the Loch Ness Monster is alive and well today and refutes evolution.
His research shows that 310 schools are teaching creationism on the taxpayer dime, "receiving tens of millions of dollars in public money through school voucher programs."
He's publicizing what he calls "a few highlights" from creationist voucher schools:
The Beverly Institute in Jacksonville, Florida, teaches "Evidence of a Flood," and "Evidence against Evolution," and "The Evolution of Man: A Mistaken Belief."
Life Christian Academy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma says their life science class will "lead the student to recognize that God created all living things..."
Wisconsin Lutheran High School, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, says in its biology syllabus that it teaches..."young earth evidence a disaster to evolutionists."
Kopplin's aim is to overturn Louisiana's 2008 Science Education Act, which made it easier to teach creationism in schools. He's also opposed to voucher schools.
His larger concern is that students who learn creationism will miss out on real science, leaving them ill-prepared for careers and damaging America's economy as a whole.