Testimony scheduled Wednesday in curr...

Testimony scheduled Wednesday in curriculum debate

There are 7 comments on the KRISTV.COM Corpus Christi story from Jan 20, 2009, titled Testimony scheduled Wednesday in curriculum debate. In it, KRISTV.COM Corpus Christi reports that:

Advocates and opponents of proposed revisions to Texas's science curriculum are expected to testify before the State Board of Education as it prepares to vote in two months on proposed revisions to the state's ...

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“I am evolving as fast as I can”

Since: Jan 08

Brooklyn, in Dayton OH now

#1 Jan 20, 2009
Texas has a chance to do the right thing, the intelligent thing, and the responsible thing. Let's hope they get it right!!! Go TEXAS!

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#2 Jan 20, 2009
Wanna bet they end up doing the Intelligent Design thing instead of the intelligent thing?

The review board made a good recommendation, but there are still a lot of fundies on the school board that have to make the final decision.

“I am evolving as fast as I can”

Since: Jan 08

Brooklyn, in Dayton OH now

#3 Jan 20, 2009
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
Wanna bet they end up doing the Intelligent Design thing instead of the intelligent thing?
The review board made a good recommendation, but there are still a lot of fundies on the school board that have to make the final decision.
I guess I am hopeful the pro-evolution testimony will make a positive impact, kinda like when South Carolina was debating science textbooks. Even the most hardened supporter on the Board found little traction for rejecting textbooks that failed to include Creationism/ID. It will be interesting to see the transcripts of tomorrow's meeting.

Since: Nov 08

Boise, ID

#4 Jan 20, 2009
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
Wanna bet they end up doing the Intelligent Design thing instead of the intelligent thing?
The review board made a good recommendation, but there are still a lot of fundies on the school board that have to make the final decision.
Why isn't this being pitched to ... I don't know ... SCIENTISTS!!!

Since: Nov 08

Boise, ID

#5 Jan 20, 2009
Of interest:

http://www.teachthemscience.org/

A pro-science website dedicated to the Texas SBOE hearings.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#6 Jan 20, 2009
On Dispatches from the Culture Wars, here is a story about two YECs on the review committee issuing a "minority report" to the Texas School Board even before the committee's report had been finalized.

"And he reports on a minority faction on the committee made up of two YECs who are issuing their own report, in a mirror image of what happened in Kansas in 2005:"

http://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2009/01/ye...

Since: Nov 08

Boise, ID

#7 Jan 21, 2009
Hey, check this out. One of the "teach the controversy" supporters in the last Texas hearing has been caught with her pants down. She suggested that a Nobel laureate was a Darwin Skeptic and supported ID. This is far from the truth.

http://scienceblogs.com/tfk/2009/01/how_the_t...

It is this very dishonesty that we have tragically come to expect from those who want to insert ID/creationism into science class.

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