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Texas Textbook Review Panel: Put More 'Creation Science Based on Biblical Principles' in Biology Books

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- 1867 days ago -
Religious conservatives on the Texas state textbook review panel have targeted for elimination high school biology textbooks that don't include robust refutations of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.


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Roseann d (178)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 1:36 pm
Just because a small group wants their children to wear dunce caps and be laughing stocks throughout their lives, does not mean they should force their idiocy on the rest of us. They really must hate their children.

Linda Moore (240)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 3:59 pm

Can they really DO this??? REALLY??? WTF!!!

SuSanne P (193)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 4:42 pm

Kit B (276)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 4:53 pm

The changes have not happened yet and many level headed people are fighting this. The board needs to hear from parents and teachers. Evolution is not just a theory but it sure makes the anti-science - anti-intellectual crowd happy to use a word they do not understand. In science the word theory has a different meaning. The bible said so is not going to stand up to scientific testing.

A scientific theory summarizes a hypothesis or group of hypotheses that have been supported with repeated testing. If enough evidence accumulates to support a hypothesis, it moves to the next step—known as a theory—in the scientific method and becomes accepted as a valid explanation of a phenomenon.

When used in non-scientific context, the word “theory” implies that something is unproven or speculative. As used in science, however, a theory is an explanation or model based on observation, experimentation, and reasoning, especially one that has been tested and confirmed as a general principle helping to explain and predict natural phenomena.

Any scientific theory must be based on a careful and rational examination of the facts. In the scientific method, there is a clear distinction between facts, which can be observed and/or measured, and theories, which are scientists’ explanations and interpretations of the facts. Scientists can have various interpretations of the outcomes of experiments and observations, but the facts, which are the cornerstone of the scientific method, do not change.

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 5:05 pm
I am so glad my son is not teaching biology there anymore!

pam w (139)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 11:54 am
I hope the intelligent, educated people in Texas stand up against this!

I hope.

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 12:40 pm
I also hope the intelligent, educated people in Texas stand up against this Pam..
Thanks Carrie for this awareness.

Lois J (63)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:48 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. Article states that TX is the largest textbook market. "Any alteration to the content of a Texas textbook will be felt across the country." They can't possibly be serious about including creationism & intelligent design in a book of science. But, if they do, and it starts bleeding into other states, I'll be sure to tell my granddaughters that "intelligent design" means that aliens came from another planet to create human beings. I wonder how THAT conversation will take place in science classes! lol

Wanted to give some kudos to Kit for her genuinely intelligent comment on this subject. We should all make sure this explanation gets to the TX Board.

Robert K (31)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:07 pm
Ah yeah, creation "science" is right up there with the Luddites, the Flat Earth Society, the Inquisition and Pontius Pilate. No wonder Texas has such stupid legislators, they were educated in the Texas schools which rank ahead of only Mississippi in quality of education. They must have gotten jealous of Mississippi and thought schools were rated on a 1-50 scale with 50 being the best. After all 50 is bigger than 1 and everything knows everything is bigger in Texas.

Hint to Texans, only your egos and unsupported arrogance. Nothing else.

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 8:17 pm
After growing up with a mother who only went to church when friends children married. for funerals, or when I got confirmed, I am in shock after talking about this with her (the Republican). She has decided that Creationism Must be taught if Evolution is taught because we were created, not evolved. She told me I was not her daughter because I didn't believe in the six day making of everything...the seventh was to rest. She never talked about anything religious except to see if she had new outfits for church.

Picture much head shaking here.
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