Texas Tries To Kill Science In Its Schools…Again
May 9, 2011 Leave a comment
Once again the Texas Board of Education (TBOE) is flirting with adding patently religious material to its instructional materials to be used in science classrooms. The battle of course is really about evolutionary theory and the Texas religious rights continuing battle to get religious dogma into their public school classrooms. In 2009 the Texas Board of Education said that students should be taught “all sides” of current scientific theories, and that “all sides” is code for the religious side, or teaching that the earth was created 6,000 years ago by the Christian God Yahweh in 6 literal 24 hour days.
Of course they want the students to side with them and reject the actual scientific proofs and be good little Christian boys and girls so they can assure the cultural reproduction of the fundamentalist creationist ethos.
To achieve this end the TBOE has seemingly partnered with a little known company called International Databases, LLC that is based in New Mexico (said to be a one man operation). The material that is being considered is obviously slanted towards creationism and/or Intelligent Design (same thing) and dismisses scientific truths. TBOE materials relating to this can be viewed Here
Texas Freedom Network has more data on this story here. International Databases LLC is listed on Google as:
Stephen O. Sample, President
International Databases LLC
7205 Triana Pl. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
I don’t think the creationists are EVER going to give up on trying to get their bull-crap religious dogma into public schools. These people have to be confronted and shown to the world to be 5th columnists trying to take over our schools and eventually our countries secular government.
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