Live Blogging the Final Science Vote in Texas II

11:10 – The board moves on to amendments at other grade levels. 11:14 – The amendment with “on all sides” applies to all science classes in third grade and up. 11:58 – Board members have moved off of evolution over the past hour, but we expect them to bring up amendments after an extended break. […]

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Live Blogging the Final Science Vote in Texas

A link to the audio of today’s State Board of Education meeting is here. 9:00 – Today the Texas State Board of Education finally decides what the next generation of Texas students will learn about evolution in their public school science classrooms. The morning preliminaries are ceremonial, but we expect debate on the science curriculum […]

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Science Under Siege in Texas

OK, we’ve had a little time to digest all that went on today at the Texas State Board of Education. Without going through each of the many amendments that passed, here’s essentially what happened. This morning the board slammed the door on bringing creationism into classrooms through phony “weaknesses” arguments. But then board members turned […]

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Live Blogging the Texas Science Debate IV

2:56 – Barbara Cargill now offers an amendment for Earth and Space Science designed to challenge the Big Bang theory. She wants teachers to tell students that there are different estimates of the age of the universe. (Like, maybe billions of years vs. 10,000?) 3:00 – Cargill says she has no intention to open the […]

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Live Blogging the Texas Science Debate III

1:43 – Sometimes the hypocrisy is really astounding. The anti-evolution Discovery Institute is harshly criticizing State Board of Education member Rick Agosto for asking that creationists remove their anti-evolution signs from the board room. Says the Disco: Apparently Texas Board of Education member Rick Agosto isn’t just content to censor science by removing any criticisms […]

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