By way of Fish Wars: A Christian Evolutionist Speaks:
Today I heard the news… Governor Rick Perry appointed Dr. Don McLeroy as the Chairman of the Texas State Board of Education. All I can say is Texans, be prepared for another showdown.
In 2003, I testified at the textbook hearings where opponents of evolution tried to water it down by introducing so called “strengths and weaknesses” (when in reality that is a farce). Don McLeroy was on the Board then but not Chair. When I walked in, of the 15 members, he sat there with a huge posterboard displaying:
Copernicus’ “Heliocentric” Hypothesis—Yes
Darwin’s “Common Descent” Hypothesis—NO
Read the rest atFish Wars: A Christian Evolutionist Speaks
This is not only bad for Texas, it’s bad for the whole country because Texas has huge influence over textbook adoption. We are the second largest market after California and public school textbook adoption is purely political. Another reason why ALL U.S. Citizens need to help Texas clean up our politics.