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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 24 2007,11:23   

For many decades, Texas was the must-sell-to state for textbook publishers that also pushed for the removal or de-emphasis of evolutionary science. In large part, that was the work of the husband and wife team of Mel and Norma Gabler, both of them deceased now.

Their work, though, seems to have been passed on. Texas will be going through another round of textbook selection over the next year or so. We can already see some warning signs that this will be no different than before; the antievolutionists clearly have this process in their sights.

This thread is for news and commentary on the process in Texas.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 24 2007,11:31   

Texas: 2 out of 3 State Board Members Say No to Requiring IDC

A Houston Chronicle article shows that requiring ID in science classes is not popular, but leaves open the DI's preferred stance that IDC be permitted in those classes at the discretion of individual teachers. Also, there's a quote from antievolutionist SBOE chair Don McLeroy that he favors textbooks that will teach about the "weaknesses" of evolutionary science.

Never mind that the same arguments are what are labeled as ID in one case, and "weaknesses" in the other.

Edited by Wesley R. Elsberry on Aug. 24 2007,21:06

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"Rev Dr" Lenny Flank



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 24 2007,15:20   

Hey, maybe EE will find a market after all . . . . .

(snicker)  (giggle)


I *love* the smell of creationists frying themselves in court in the morning.

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