Thursday, November 20, 2008


Stupid Is As Stupid Does

In the first round of hearings in Texas over the new science standards for the public schools there, the overwhelming majority of speakers supported good science education, a fact that did not get by the Texas State Board of Education Chairman:

Board Chairman Don McLeroy said the lopsided turnout was part of an orchestrated campaign and flatly dismissed the notion that the board is intent on sabotaging the teaching of evolution in public schools, which would defy the U.S. Supreme Court.

"This is all being ginned up by the evolution side," McLeroy, of College Station, said in an interview during a break. "I'm a creationist, but I'm not going to put creationism in the schools."

Excuse me? If there is an "evolution side," what exactly is the other side, if not creationism? If evolution is science, which must be the case, since the Board keeps saying they intend that it be taught in science classes, then its proponents must be the science side. What other side is there?

There's many a slip ...

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