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New Science Standards in Texas

New Science Standards in Texas
« on: October 30, 2008, 03:48:21 AM »

Hopefully we'll finally get religion plucked from our science classes.   :banna:

(First Kansas, now Texas - I can't seem to get away from creationist craziness in the schools.)
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Is a pie in the sky,
Chock full of lies,
A tool we devise
To make sinking stones fly."

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Re: New Science Standards in Texas
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008, 06:39:39 PM »
I saw this first talked about on P.Z. Meyers' blog and so I wrote a blog about it myself and added some links to some online petitions from a couple of concerned organizations:


Re: New Science Standards in Texas
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008, 09:55:43 PM »
Oh WOW!  Great blog and great video!  He was so incredibly elegant.  I'm so glad Dale included it.  (And as an aside, I loved his tshirt changes.  :lol: )  I'll be watching this issue with great interest.
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Re: New Science Standards in Texas
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2008, 05:43:53 AM »
Here's an interesting article from the Dallas Observer about a survey sent to faculty member all around Texas who teach biological science in public and private universities.

Quote from: "Dallas Observer"
Of the 1,019 faculty members to whom the surveys were sent, 464 responded -- and fewer than 1 percent checked off the box marked, “Modern evolutionary biology is mostly wrong. Life arose through multiple creation events by an intelligent designer, although evolution by natural selection played a limited role.”
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