Texas School Board Appoints 3 Creationists to Science Committee

“Intelligent design” creationism is a step closer to being taught in Texas science classes, as “social conservatives” on the State Board of Education appoint three creationists to a six-member committee to review science curricula.

Not just any creationists, either; two of them are affiliated with the Discovery Institute, and authored the ludicrous pseudo-scientific “intelligent design” textbook Explore Evolution. The tactic is to get this textbook accepted in Texas, and thereby influence textbook buying all over the nation.

They’ve put the fundamentalist foxes in charge of the scientific henhouse, and the victims will be the children in Texas public schools.

AUSTIN – Social conservatives on the State Board of Education have appointed three evolution critics to a six-member committee that will review proposed curriculum standards for science courses in Texas schools.

Two of the appointees are authors of a book that questions many of the tenets of Charles Darwin’s theory of how humans and other life forms evolved. One of them, Stephen Meyer, is also vice president of the Discovery Institute, a Seattle-based group that promotes an explanation of the origin of life similar to creationism. The other author is Ralph Seelke, a biology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Also on the panel is Baylor University chemistry professor Charles Garner, who, like the other two, signed the Discovery Institute’s “Dissent from Darwinism” statement that sharply questions key aspects of the theory of evolution.

Three other committee members are veteran science professors from major Texas universities – the University of Texas at Austin, Texas Tech University and Southern Methodist University.

The committee was chosen by 12 of the 15 members of the board of education, with each panel member receiving the support of two board members. For example, Republican board members Geraldine Miller of Dallas and Pat Hardy of Weatherford selected SMU anthropology professor Ronald K. Wetherington, who is also director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the university.

Six other members of the board aligned with social conservative groups chose the three committee members who have signed the “Dissent from Darwinism” document along with several hundred educators from across the U.S.

More information on the Discovery Institute.

And more information here: Texas Freedom Network: Texas State Board of Education Puts Strident Anti-Evolution Critics on Science Standards Review Panel.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Sade - the Sweetest Taboo (Official Live Video From San Diego) Sade – The Sweetest Taboo (Live From San Diego)Listen on Spotify -smarturl.itListen on Apple Music -smarturl.itAmazon - smarturl.it Follow Sade Website - sade.comFacebook - facebook.comTwitter - @sadeofficialInstagram - instagram.com LyricsIf I tell youIf I tell you nowWill you keep ...
Thanos
21 hours, 20 minutes ago
Views: 119 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
King Princess - Hit the Back (Live Performance) King Princess - Hit The Back (Studio Performance) Literally all King Princess does is take fierce selfies and make gorgeous songs. Well, that’s not everything. The 20-year-old phenom is a proud queer ally, nimbly blending humor and activism both ...
Thanos
23 hours, 57 minutes ago
Views: 124 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
SAINT MOTEL - Old Soul (Official Visualizer) "Old Soul" - Track #1 from The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Part 1 by SAINT MOTEL. Available everywhere now!saintmotel.lnk.to Follow SAINT MOTEL:instagram.comfacebook.com@saintmotelsaintmotel.com Lyrics: I got rubies in my hands nowI got rubies in my hands nowHow they shine I ...
Thanos
1 day ago
Views: 156 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
The Raconteurs - “Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)” [Official Music Video] Music video for The Raconteurs single “Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)” from their latest album HELP US STRANGER. Shot at The House On The Rock in Spring Green, WI. Listen to HELP US STRANGER here: theraconteurs.lnk.to Catch The ...
Thanos
1 day, 15 hours ago
Views: 241 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Vampire Weekend - Sunflower (Live at Austin City Limits) “Sunflower” by Vampire Weekend performed live at Austin City Limits 2019 Father of the Bride available now: smarturl.it Recorded live at The Moody Theater, Austin, TX, August 22, 2019Produced by KLRU-TV, Austin PBSProducer: Jeff PetersonDirector: Gary MenottiEditor: Dan MartausCopyright ...
Thanos
1 day, 16 hours ago
Views: 213 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
A Magnificent Cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” by David Byrne and Choir! Choir! Choir! Choir! Choir! Choir! teamed up with David Byrne and a TON of singers in the Ford Foundation lobby of the Public Theater during the Under the Radar Festival to sing 'Heroes' written by David Bowie and Brian Eno It ...
teleskiguy
2 days, 18 hours ago
Views: 351 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 3 • Share to Facebook
Hors Piste: Hilarious Animated Short About a Mountain Rescue Where Everything Goes Wrong Only one goal: SAVE THE WORLD! After 46 awards in festivals (including a BAFTA for best student film) and more than 150 selections... Our film is online in FULL length for 1 month! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook ...
teleskiguy
2 days, 20 hours ago
Views: 398 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 191110Another really satisfying and curious weekend. Last week we reminisced about the tarp and how well it’s been holding up. Well during the week it tore and leaked a bit. Not enough to do damage. We’ll kludge something using both ...
DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)
4 days, 23 hours ago
Views: 380 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 5
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Dan Deacon - Sat by a Tree (Official Video) Dan Deacon - "Sat By A Tree", from 'Mystic Familiar', out 31st January 2020 on Domino Record Co.Please note: Viewers with an aversion to watching close up footage of insects should be advised against viewing this video.Hear Dan Deacon ...
Thanos
6 days, 8 hours ago
Views: 285 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Zero 7 - Somersault (Official Video) Ft. Sia Stream the brand new Special Edition of When It Falls here: smarturl.it 'Somersault', released in 2004, is a single taken from Zero 7's second album 'When It Falls'. The track debuted in the UK charts at #56 and remained ...
Thanos
6 days, 16 hours ago
Views: 384 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook