Creationists Launch Their Assault on Science Education in Texas: Reviewers Push Publishers to Insert ‘Creation Science,’ Other Junk Science in New Biology Textbooks:
Now the veil is dropped. We already knew that creationists on the State Board of Education had nominated anti-evolution ideologues to sit on teams reviewing
Many of the reviews offer recitations of the same pseudo-scientific mumbo jumbo anti-evolution activists — like the folks at the Discovery Institute in Seattle — have been promoting for decades. Never mind, of course, that each one of those arguments has been debunked by scientists (repeatedly). No, they are insisting that Texas dumb down the science education of millions of kids with such nonsense.
Even more astonishing is a demand that “creation science based on Biblical principles should be incorporated into every Biology book that is up for adoption.” Some of the reviewers are clearly oblivious to the fact that teaching religious arguments in a science classroom is blatantly unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court has made that abundantly clear.
A few things about Liberty University, besides their obvious hatred of their own employees:
1) They have a library named after founder Jerry Falwell
2) They banned students from having a “college Democrats” club because “The Democratic Party platform is contrary to Christian doctrine” (actual quote)
3) They teach young earth creationism instead of actual science.
4) Their medical school is funded by tobacco companies
5) It’s churned out such ‘winners’ as Tony Perkins, Billy Graham IV, and confederate sympathizing, homophobic, anti-intellectual Chuck Baldwin
Paige Sultzbach must be one hell of an athlete because she’s scaring away the competition.
Her school, Mesa Preparatory Academy in Arizona, doesn’t have a softball team, so she decided to try out for the boys’ baseball team. To no one’s surprise, she made it. They went undefeated all season (with a 9-0 record) and were excited to play for the Arizona Charter Athletic Association state championship on Wednesday night.
Unfortunately, her team faced the aptly-named Our Lady of Sorrows Academy… a school that doesn’t think women ought to allowed to play a Man’s Game.
Sultzbach’s team won the state championship, but not in the way they would’ve liked to. Meanwhile, the athletes on the opposing team didn’t even get a chance to play in the game they had worked toward all season.
Haha, “Catholic education” is an oxymoron.
Brynne, Tess and Savannah from Phoenix are black belts in karate, expert horseback riders and avid musical theater fans. And they perform exorcisms.
"We’re just normal girls who do something extraordinary for God," Brynne said. "After seeing an actual exorcism in person, led by us, you will walk away with no doubt, whatsoever."
I’m just happy some clever headline writer treated this nonsense seriously enough to use it as an opportunity to reference Homestar Runner.