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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 12:24 PM
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Creationists Appointed to Science Review Panels
The Texas Education Agency just released the full list of members serving on the science review panels that will evaluate instructional materials submitted for approval by the State Board of Education (SBOE). As TFN predicted earlier this spring, the review panel for biology includes a number of individuals with a history of promoting intelligent design/creationism or advocating the teaching of phony weaknesses of evolution in science classes.

Last month the Texas Freedom Network and the National Center for Science Education identified proposed materials from one vendor, New Mexico-based International Databases, that promote intelligent design/creationism as real science. Now evolution deniers on the review teams will likely use their positions as a podium to promote the same flawed arguments.

More: http://tfninsider.org/2011/05/13/creationists-appointed...
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Kceres Donating Member (839 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 12:42 PM
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1. Crazy.
If I lived in Texas and had elementary/middle school children I would simply have to find a way to home school. By high-school kids are old enough to detect bullshit. For the life of me I can't figure out why there is not tax payer outrage.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 01:13 PM
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2. Outrage? They WANT this shit!
--imm
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 01:18 PM
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3. People don't understand
they hear Texas, and they wave their hands dismissing it as "...kooks down there"

Those "...kooks down there" affect us all.
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Eddie Haskell Donating Member (817 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 01:28 PM
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5. If I lived in Texas,
I'd find a way to move.
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Eddie Haskell Donating Member (817 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 01:27 PM
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4. What's next
The Inquisition, Texas style, complete with a branding iron and spurs?
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southernyankeebelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 02:15 PM
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6. OMG when is this shit going to stop? ACLU WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU.
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