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Randy
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Posted - 07/19/2007 :  14:09:16  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
http://www.kut.org/items/show/9196

"(Texas) Governor Rick Perry has appointed Don McLeroy as chairman of the State Board of Education. The Governor's decision is drawing mixed reactions."

Click on "Gov. Perry..." for audio news bit about his 'creationist friendly' appointment (excuse me while I bang my head against the wall).

"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson

HalfMooner
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Posted - 07/19/2007 :  14:18:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I note that Perry's spokeswoman says that the Governor thinks schools that teach evolution should also teach Creationism. No watered-down stealth tactics like "teach the controversy" for Texas. Yee-hah!


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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pleco
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Posted - 07/19/2007 :  14:19:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message  Reply with Quote
New policy followed by lawsuits in 5...4....3...2...

by Filthy
The neo-con methane machine will soon be running at full fart.
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Kil
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Posted - 07/19/2007 :  16:46:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, here we go again...

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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Randy
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Posted - 07/19/2007 :  17:23:07   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Kil

Well, here we go again...


Somehow, Homer Simpson is involved in all of this.

"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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Valiant Dancer
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Posted - 07/19/2007 :  18:05:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Randy

Originally posted by Kil

Well, here we go again...


Somehow, Homer Simpson is involved in all of this.



Homer: But Jebus loves me and won't let me get sued...... DOH!

Cthulhu/Asmodeus when you're tired of voting for the lesser of two evils

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Robb
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Posted - 07/20/2007 :  07:17:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Robb a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am sending my first child to public school in Texas this fall. I have been adamant that I do not want the public school system to teach my child about God, including ID or creationism. You cannot use God or the Bible to draw conclusions in science. I do not want children to get confused about what science is and what religion is. I hope that this appointment doesn't lead to ID in school.

I think he is a supporter of the standardized testing required in Texas. There has been some movement to get rid of the testing and I hope this appointment does not stop that movement. The required testing has been a failure in Texas.

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. - George Washington
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Kil
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Posted - 07/20/2007 :  07:48:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Robb

I am sending my first child to public school in Texas this fall. I have been adamant that I do not want the public school system to teach my child about God, including ID or creationism. You cannot use God or the Bible to draw conclusions in science. I do not want children to get confused about what science is and what religion is. I hope that this appointment doesn't lead to ID in school.

I think he is a supporter of the standardized testing required in Texas. There has been some movement to get rid of the testing and I hope this appointment does not stop that movement. The required testing has been a failure in Texas.
It's like a traveling road show. Next stop, Texas. I put the good money on an attempt to introduce creationism is some form into the science curricula in Texas. Apparently, the Gov is for it, and of course, his appointment is for it. And the majority of members currently serving on the board are for it. It doesn't look good…

Brace yourself for a fight.

As for standardized testing, teaching to the test has been a failure all over the country. And yet they persist…

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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