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ID creationists as 'expert reviewers' of the science standards in Texas?!?

There are 6 comments on the The Panda's Thumb story from Oct 15, 2008, titled ID creationists as 'expert reviewers' of the science standards in Texas?!?. In it, The Panda's Thumb reports that:

Some of the State Board of Educationa s appointments to a new panel appointed to review the statea s science curriculum standards has drawn quick fire.

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“Religion is Superstition”

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#1 Oct 17, 2008
One would think that somebody in Texas had been paying attention during the Dover Trial. Do we really have to watch this happen again?

“I am evolving as fast as I can”

Since: Jan 08

Brooklyn, in Dayton OH now

#2 Oct 17, 2008
Christopher Pearsoll wrote:
One would think that somebody in Texas had been paying attention during the Dover Trial. Do we really have to watch this happen again?
You would think so, but you also have to remember how insidious the Discovery Institute is. They will continue to keep things worded as innocuously as they can, keep thing ambiguous. There won't be any blatant anti-evolution rhetoric, but they will preach their tactic of weakening evolution in order to let their point of view in. Can you image in Texas adopts their book as part of the Biology curriculum? Makes me shiver!

I wouldn't be at all surprised to see the three evolutionists resign form the group in protest, much like certain members of the Dover School Board as they embarked on their ill fated course. This will be interesting to watch.

“Religion is Superstition”

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#3 Oct 17, 2008
TedHOhio wrote:
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You would think so, but you also have to remember how insidious the Discovery Institute is. They will continue to keep things worded as innocuously as they can, keep thing ambiguous. There won't be any blatant anti-evolution rhetoric, but they will preach their tactic of weakening evolution in order to let their point of view in. Can you image in Texas adopts their book as part of the Biology curriculum? Makes me shiver!
I wouldn't be at all surprised to see the three evolutionists resign form the group in protest, much like certain members of the Dover School Board as they embarked on their ill fated course. This will be interesting to watch.
Hopefully this will fizzle out before it gets to the courtroom with the ID lunatics making no headway. But if it does get that far, hopefully the judge will pull out his copy of the results from the Dover trial and beat the ID idiots over the head with it (figurately or literally, your choice).
The Dude

UK

#4 Oct 17, 2008
Hmmm, "expert" IDer's on the school board. Yeah, pretty sure they can be trusted.

I'm sure they'll also be very helpful with legal advice and financial support if a court case just so happens to come up.

(grin)

“I am evolving as fast as I can”

Since: Jan 08

Brooklyn, in Dayton OH now

#5 Oct 17, 2008
Christopher Pearsoll wrote:
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Hopefully this will fizzle out before it gets to the courtroom with the ID lunatics making no headway. But if it does get that far, hopefully the judge will pull out his copy of the results from the Dover trial and beat the ID idiots over the head with it (figurately or literally, your choice).
Both! Although a 139 page decision might not make much of a physical dent in the dense skulls of ID proponents, I just love the mental image of William Dembski scurrying for cover like a roach exposed to the light.

Since: Jul 08

United States

#6 Oct 27, 2008
Here's a 7 part series on Creationism and Dover. I haven't watched it all..

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/eugenie-sco...

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