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Former Texas Board of Education Chair Argues for 'Final Blow' to Evolution Studies (TEXT and VIDEO)

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The former chair of the Texas State Board of Education appeared at a board meeting this week to argue in favor of a new science textbooks he hoped would strike "the final blow" to studying evolution.


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. (0)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 2:51 pm
Now, this is frightening.

Animae C (507)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 3:14 pm
This is a joke, right?

Sheila D (194)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 5:31 pm
If anybody could be thought to have descended from a toad, it's him.

Roger S (14)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 7:02 pm
Sorry, AniMaeCh, it's no joke. There really are idiots like this that believe such nonsense. Religion causes insanity.

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday September 20, 2013, 1:46 pm
It seems to me that many educated people in Texas are dumb as a rock. When their children get out in the real world they are going to be at such a disadvantage.

Dianna M (16)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:30 pm
Well, yeah, let's outlaw that "sciencey" stuff completely. Also, let's get rid of sex education, health care for women . . . I could go on but I can feel myself rapidly devolving from sarcasm to obscene ranting.

Winn Adams (179)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:50 pm
Insanity in the Texas educational system is alive and well. Very sad for the children of TX.

Charlene Rush (79)
Friday September 20, 2013, 4:13 pm

Yes, sorry kids, your education is on 'hold' and will be sorely lacking if science is removed from your text books. Add to the lack of scientific knowledge, it will be quite a bit more arduous to get a good job in many industries. Add to that, as time progresses, you could very likely become a laughing stock, if you venture out of your isolated territory. By all means, don't go to a major city.

I thank my lucky stars, regularly, that I wasn't born in one of our back-woods states.
Sorry, I don't wish to offend any of our enlightened contributors to this site, who may live in one of these areas. You have my compassion, even though that doesn't help much.

Robyn Vorsa (4)
Friday September 20, 2013, 5:43 pm
This is disgusting.

Robert Hardy (68)
Friday September 20, 2013, 10:22 pm
You can ignore the truth and hide the truth but can not EVER destroy the truth. Do what you want, your efforts will be for not.

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 1:21 am
The Texas governor for sure did a good job by taking this initiative, the next step he must do is to promote online education more and more as there is great demand, I also am planning to take an admission at Texas online bachelors degree university which I heard offers online courses.

Julie W (33)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 3:07 am
Stupid dinosaurs!

Lloyd H (46)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 6:45 am
This is why the Constitution of the USA mandates the separation of Church and State. Since the Monkey Trial, here are the TEN most recent Court decisions against this kind of Theocratic Crap.
1) 1968 - Epperson v. Arkansas; SCOTUS invalidates the AR ban on teaching Evolution.
2) 1981 - Segraves v. State of California; the court finds against Segrave as teaching Evolution does not violate the freedom of religion of him or his children.
3) 1982 - McLean v AR Board of Education; finding against AR as its "balanced treatment policy as to 'creation-science and evolution-science' violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
4) 1987 - Edwards v. Aguillard; SCOTUS declares the Louisiana Creationism Act unconstitutional as an endorsement of religion.
5) 1990 - Webster v.New Lenox School District; decision the school district may prohibit a teacher from teaching Creationism to ensure that the First Amendment is not violated.
6) 1994 - Peloza v. Capistrano School District; decision requiring the teaching of Evolution does not violate a teachers freedom of religion or speech and evolution is not a religion.
7) 1997 - Freiler v. Tangipahoa Parish Board of Education; the Courts reject the reading of the "disclaimer about evolution".
8) 2000 - Rodney LeVake v. Independent School District 656 et alia; again the courts find that requiring teaching evolution is not religous dicrimination or violation of freedom of speech and religion.
9) 2005 - Selman v Cobb County School Board et alia; the courts find that Text Book warning labels about Evolution violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
10) 2005 - Kitzmiller et alia v. Dover; the Dover School District's Inteligent Design Policy is a violation of the Establishment Clause.
The long and short of it is what Texas is doing is against the law.

Melania Padilla (123)
Thursday September 26, 2013, 10:43 am
Stick to science!!!
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