Field of Science

Remember the Alamo, unless it contradicts Christian orthodoxy

Really you must go here and read about what's going on in Texas.

Im particularly concerned/pissed off about what is happening in Hicksville Texas, because Texas buys their K-12 textbooks as a state not as a local school district (like every other state). So Texas has a huge effect on the textbooks that are written and essentially control textbook publication for the entire country. Thanks Douchebags for taking your education duties so fucking seriously.

8 comments:

Rose Tyler said...

Fuckin' hell.

That's all I can cogently say on that topic.

::headdeskslam::

The Lorax said...

I hear you Rose, just finished wiping the blood splatter off my monitor from my own head<->desk meet and greet.

"Who turned off the shaker?" said...

Based on the post and the reactions of others...I'm actually scared to read about what's happening in TX. I'm pretty sure that my 'guess' is going to be correct and then I'm just going to be annoyed/irritated/sad for the rest of the day...

Rose Tyler said...

I don't know if you've posted about this recently but any word on the Minnesota science standards?

The Lorax said...

Rose, there will be some posts coming soon regarding the MN science standards. However, some things have to happen first before that can happen.

No More ICaB said...

Looks like the state board might drop the S&W stuff and instead require HS students to "analyze and evaluate the sufficiency or insufficiency of natural selection to explain the complexity of the cell."

Errr, uhhhh, now hold up for second....

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jKkeY6qfvjWTlGdDT-WC9YWijT9AD9761TOG0

PS: I love how the creationists bring experts to the BofE meeting, experts like, Miss Texas. Maybe they should bring in the ghost of Tom Landry next.

sunnyskeptic said...

Well, it's Texas, what else can you expect?? :)

drdrA said...

I'm right there with you in horror of this. Scientists in the state of texas are working hard to keep this from happening. Sadly, no amount of logic works on people (read state board of education members) that have been indoctrinated with a particular ideology since they were small children.

Perhaps only a lawsuit will work.