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Wait. Texas Is Spending How Much Money to Violate the Constitution?


Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Weird Science, evolution, creationism, Texas, Arkansas, Indiana, religion, ethics, children, education, corruption, government, dishonesty, sadness, humans, society )

Carrie
- 1638 days ago - slate.com
As usual, when I write about this topic, let me start off by being very clear: Young Earth creationism--the idea that God created the Earth 6,000 to 10,000 years ago, borne of a literal interpretation of the Bible--is wrong.



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Linda Moore (240)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 5:16 pm
That's Texas for you.
 

Kathleen R (192)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 5:30 pm
These are dangerous people. So if 999 out of 1000 scientists accept evolution, to them that means "not all scientists accept evolution. It looks like there are several generations being taught this creationist junk thinking its acceptable. Doesn't say much for the future of the planet. Thanks Carrie for the info.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 5:34 pm
Thank you
 

Mitchell D (88)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 6:45 pm
I just sooo love St. Reagan...as hating King Richard is so passe nowadays!
It was St. Reagan, some of you old enough may recall, who allowed a creationist speech writer (on his staff, of course) to insert the line in a major speech, perhaps even a "State of the Union "speech, I think, about Evolution being "Only a theory."
The $ going to fund these schools is a major rip-off of the public, in Texas. It is also an injustice to the children of Texas (but hell y'all, they can still play football...and that's really all that matters), and part of the insidious dumbing down of Texas.
Go ask a Texas farmer, why he has to use increasing amounts of pesticide on his crops, or switch to new ones. Do you think he will say, "Oh man, that's easy, it's because those dagnab little pest things keep on developing resistance, a.k.a. evolving, in response to what we have been putting out?
Evolution IS HAPPENING RIGHT THERE IN THEIR FIELDS!
Are Texas hospitals immune to MRSA infections?? Hey, boys, from what the hell do you think "Multiple Resistant" strains of bacteria come from? the saddle shop???
Go grow up!
 

Diane K (134)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 7:18 pm
Thanks, Carrie
 

Susanne R (235)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 10:53 pm
I think this strange and stubborn mindset can be explained by a single quote:

"Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed."
~Don Wood

Or perhaps those who promote creationism are anomalies whose brains and cognition have somehow failed to evolve.
 

sharon Tyson (73)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 1:28 am
We can not hope to remain a world power with this backward thinking. Our children are being done a disservice by being taught this erroneous "science." The bible is not a science textbook.
 

Athena F (131)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 1:44 am
Good lord, we're regressing. :(

In SO many ways. It's like.. every day.. someone is born a bit more enlightened, so there has to be another born who is completely backward and stunted in every way imaginable in order to balance things out.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 1:54 am
Noted., Thanks
 

Terry King (113)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 2:27 am
I'm never less than gobsmacked by the level of maleficent machinations employed by the religious right to promote their belief in their imaginary friend.
 

Many Feathers (139)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 7:14 am
noted
 

Lona G (77)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 7:52 am
This article is stunning, especially to an outlander, but what's even more stunning is that the people of Texas either agree with it, condone it, or simply don't care. Why else would they accept their hard earned money going towards these schoolbooks? Or vote for the people behind these ideas, schools and books?
 

Nancy M (169)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 2:08 pm
Thanks for posting this. It is shocking. Oh well, glad I don't live in TExas though some of my dear friends do.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 2:29 pm
Seems Obama is not the only one who violates the constitution.
 

Sandi C (99)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 3:56 pm
Glad I don't live there,
 

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday January 24, 2014, 2:19 pm
Sure glad I don't live in Texas! In this country, we have freedom from religion just as much as we have freedom of religion. The latter depends on the former. No matter what people tell you, we are not a Christian nation, we are a secular one, and the country’s founding document, the Constitution, was specifically drafted to make sure it stays that way.

But that depends on us. Get vocal, and get active. Protect our Constitution, and protect the science education of an entire generation of Americans. Thanks Carrie.
 
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