Wired is worried about Texas too

Who isn’t? Now just two days away from deciding what will constitute the standard science textbook in Texas, everyone should be paying attention. This is especially true since many other states often base their own curriculum on what Texas does. I didn’t know this, but these guys produce most of the teaching material for much of the south. So in that sense, this whole issue just got a lot more intense.

It seems obvious evolution is only the first of many targets for creationists. There are plenty of other subjects that would seriously be undermined under their tutelage. Cosmology, physics, and medicine are subjects these guys also feel really strongly about, and not in a good way.

I don’t want to sound melodramatic, but if you live in Texas and you aren’t ready to explode, something has to be wrong with you. When will the madness end?

Comments (4)

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    Infinite Monkey

    Isn’t Texas where the concept of the clocktower with a high-powered rifle came from?

    They are such a silly bunch down there.

  • avatar

    LB

    It’s too bad that Texas forgets what made the U.S. start teaching real science in the first place. Communism.

    It was the fear of falling technologica

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    LB

    It’s too bad that Texas forgets what made the U.S. start teaching real science in the first place. Communism.

    It was the fear of falling technologically behind the Russians that made science important and it’s more important than ever now. Look I’m not saying the cold war is still on or anything, but we live in a world we’re knowledge is available to everyone. The only way to stay on top is to be on the leading edge.

    We up north need our southern neighbor to stop this foolishness before things get out of hand. If the worlds only superpower rejects the very principles of science it’s bad news for everyone.

  • avatar

    Infinite Monkey

    The cold war may not be on, but we still have threats which we need science to figure out how to counteract, because science made them.

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