Creationist Tries to Set Us Straight on Evolution (and Communism)

by Dan Quinn

The reaction to the relaunch of our Stand Up for Science campaign has been fantastic. It’s clear that thousands of Texans see the State Board of Education’s adoption of new science textbooks later this year as critically important to ensuring that Texas kids get an education based on sound, peer-reviewed scholarship, not creationist junk science. You can sign our campaign petition here.

But the reaction hasn’t been universally positive. Check out the email we got from one evolution denier:

I would like to direct your attention to:

Since you are so WRONG in your “knowledge” of science, you should make at least some attempt to rectify that.  The impression of a man’s footprint within that of a dinosaur could only have occurred if there was NO RAINFALL for many-many years to allow the sand to form into stone.

Also, you have no evidence to prove evolution.  There is NONE!  There is not one fossil to connect any living animal to a former form of life.  There is, however, plenty of evidence that there is no source for those animals living today; that is, there may be many opinions but there is no proof.

If you THINK that you know because of what ‘science’ has taught you, you should read Erich Von Daniken’s books challenging the FRAUD perpetrated upon the WORLD by the archeologists.

NO ! ! !  I will NOT support your agenda to ‘validate the fraud’ of pseudo-science!

You really think that ‘greenhouse gases’ cause warming?
Just HOW does a heavier than air gas do this?
What is the true function of ozone?
What does the presence of carbon monoxide do to the plant life?

A little adult thinking goes a long way to disproving the frauds.

While I by no means agree with the current school books, I am NOT going to LIE to the kids !

FYI – the communists overtook the education of the United States by purchasing collegiate publishing companies in the late 1960’s just as Khruschev promised.  The downward spiral of the Public Fool System began there as is documented in the continuing reformation of the NES Standards and there effect on the local ISD’s.

Think again,

Bill ****

Think emails like this represent just the ramblings of fringe fanatics without any influence over public policy. Unfortunately, the State Board of Education includes a number of members with similar beliefs. Take, for example, Ken “Cat-Dog” Mercer, R-San Antonio, who rejects evolution because he’s never seen a cat-dog or other hybrid animals. David “Ain’t No Monkey” Bradley, R-BeaumontBuna, rejects evolution because scientists weren’t around “when the first frog crawled out of the pond.” And there is board chair Barbara “Other Side” Cargill, R-The Woodlands, who thinks science textbooks should teach the “another side” to evolution.

The state board will hold its first public hearing on the proposed new biology textbooks in September and is scheduled to vote on whether to adopt those textbooks in November. Stay tuned. And don’t forget to sign our Stand Up for Science petition here.