The Evolution Vs. God Debate Is Being Renewed In Texas
Just in case you were worried that Texas hadn't made an embarrassing spectacle of itself lately, you need fret no more.
Once again the State Board of Education is coming to your rescue.
The SBOE is holding a public hearing January 21 on science standards, and the people at the Discovery Institute, who think Intelligent Design blows away that whole stoopid "evolution" theory, are happy as unevolved clams.
"We're very pleased that in this Darwin bicentennial year Texas has invited scientists on both sides of the evolution debate to testify about the scientific status of Darwin's theory," said Dr. John West, associate director of Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture, in a statement released today.
It's NOT about God, in case you're curious. Questioning evolution is all about teaching kids to be better students.
"Previously, these scientists have advised the SBOE that good science education should encourage students to learn the scientific facts and engage in more critical thinking than they would under the currently proposed [standards]," the Discovery Institute's release says.
We assume these people will also call for standard that demand critical thinking in the theory of the boiling temperature of water and whether gravity makes things go up or down.
January 21, folks. In Austin. Bring popcorn and enjoy the show.
-- Richard Connelly
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