My thanks to debzilla for telling me about the wonderful news!
Victory for evolution in Texas
July 22nd, 2011
Pop the champagne corks. The Texas Board of Education has unanimously come down on the side of evolution. In a 14-0* vote, the board today approved scientifically accurate high school biology textbook supplements from established mainstream publishers — and did not approve the creationist-backed supplements from International Databases, LLC.
"This is a huge victory for Texas students and teachers," said Josh Rosenau, NCSE programs and policy director, who testified at the hearings this week. In his testimony, Rosenau urged the board to approve the supplements — recommended by a review panel largely composed of scientists and science educators — without amendments, and to reject International Databases' creationist submission. The board did just that, and asked for only minimal changes to the approved supplements.
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Well I am from Texas and there are many Texas Atheists on this site and we are very intelligent ..
The only part of America I feel comfortable in is New England, but Im an Anglo-Saxon so maybe that isnt a surprise.
indeed, every little exposure in regards to erroneous belief systems in logic and material based sciences is much appreciated
Congratulations, Texas! This is the best news I have had in a long time and gives me a glimmer of hope for reason to prevail.
The Creationists are neurotics. There is no point in trying to convince them on any issue. The battle should be taken in to their territory and they should be chllenged to prove that Adam, with all "Irreducible complexiies" within him, was created from the dust of Israel. They should be told that it was ridiculous on the part of their god to have even tried this trick.