"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Christian war against science education will never end in Idiot Texas.
This Tuesday, November 6, 2012, there will be an election for who will be the next President of the United States. On the same day there will be an equally important election in the Texas Panhandle for the District 15 seat on the Texas State Board of Education.
Texas voters will have a choice between a fucking idiot who want to force biology teachers to teach magical intelligent design creationism and a scientist who thinks it's not really a good idea to teach magic in a public school science classroom. I'm betting the fucking idiot wins because this is Texas, the most idiotic state of Idiot America.
Marty Rowley, an Amarillo Republican, faces Steven Schafersman, a Midland Democrat, for the District 15 seat on the State Board of Education.
The seat is currently held by Bob Craig, R-Lubbock, who chose not to seek re-election. District 15 covers 77 counties throughout the Texas Panhandle and West Texas.
Rowley is a certified professional mediator and serves as president of the Maverick Boys & Girls Club of Amarillo.
Schafersman is a consulting scientist in Midland’s petroleum and environmental industries.
Rowley said at an Oct. 17 debate that he does not think creationism should be taught in Texas science classrooms, but intelligent design should be included along with the strengths and weaknesses of evolution.
At the same debate, Schafersman said intelligent design is the same as creationism, but neither is valid science.
Schafersman could have also said evolution has no weaknesses for the same reason our planet's orbit around the sun has no weaknesses.
It's amazing America still has millions of science deniers in the 21st century. What will this idiot country be like 100 years or 200 years from now? Will the Christian war against science ever end? Will Americans ever grow up? -------------------- UPDATE November 8, 2012: My prediction (I'm betting the fucking idiot wins) was correct. Mr. Rowley the science denier will soon be making decisions about public school science curriculums in Texas. The vote for the idiot instead of the scientist was a landslide. 78 percent of Texans in the Texas Panhandle voted for the god-soaked asshole. Marty Rowley heads to state education board Rowley used to be a pastor. A Texas news website recommended Pastor Rowley instead of the scientist Steven Schafersman at OUR OPINION: Rowley offers good qualities for State Board of Education.