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Texas BOE Sticks to Teaching of Evolution!

Postby E-lad » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:27 pm

Not long ago, the fundie president, McLeroy of the Texas BOE was replaced by a new president, also a fundie. But the science proponents gained a seat and apparently sentiments have changed since language critical of evolution has been voted out.
I think this is notable in this time when it seems that there is a hot wave of fundamentalism sweeping though the bible belt, and especially Texas, who has a fundie governor, Rick Perry.

I posted in this forum because the Discovery Institute is always behind the scenes in these situations, so this is a stinging defeat to their anti-science agenda.

Conservatives had complained the materials up for approval did not adequately address "alternatives to evolution" such as creationism or intelligent design as a theory of how life began.


The {this] Texas board, which includes evangelical Christians, had been seen as the best opportunity for supporters of Biblical-based theories of creation to get their point of view represented in public school curriculum.

But it didn't fly.

The vote followed several hours of emotional testimony on Thursday in which science teachers from around the state pleaded with the board not to require them to teach what they saw as non-scientific theories in their classrooms.

Hug a science teacher today.



"These two votes represent a definitive victory for science and the students of Texas, and a complete defeat of the far-right's two-year campaign to dumb down instruction on evolution in Texas schools," said Ryan Valentine, deputy director of the Texas Freedom Network, a liberal group that counters attempts by evangelical conservatives to affect public policy.


Score one for the good guys!
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Re: Texas BOE Sticks to Teaching of Evolution!

Postby zilch » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:41 pm

E-lad wrote:Score one for the good guys!

We'll save a place around the Hellfire for them. Lucifer has promised a s'more for every soul we can deceive. That sounds a lot better than a harp and a cloud.
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Re: Texas BOE Sticks to Teaching of Evolution!

Postby Dax Williams » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:25 pm

Do love S"mores. Love to be warm too. You get bumps on your fingers from strumming those harps.
But shit. What those clouds could do for your hemmorids. Nah I'll live with the s'mores
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Re: Texas BOE Sticks to Teaching of Evolution!

Postby E-lad » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:45 pm

Dax Williams wrote:Do love S"mores. Love to be warm too. You get bumps on your fingers from strumming those harps.
But shit. What those clouds could do for your hemmorids. Nah I'll live with the s'mores


Stuff a marshmallow in your butt. Go ahead!
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Re: Texas BOE Sticks to Teaching of Evolution!

Postby BathTub » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:13 am

note: never make smores with Froggie.
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Re: Texas BOE Sticks to Teaching of Evolution!

Postby zilch » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:56 pm

BathTub wrote:note: never make smores with Froggie.

His Eggs Benedict are to die for, though. Just sayin'.
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Re: Texas BOE Sticks to Teaching of Evolution!

Postby Quasar » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:12 am

zilch wrote:
BathTub wrote:note: never make smores with Froggie.

His Eggs Benedict are to die for, though. Just sayin'.

Why? Where does he shove them?
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