androgynous, atheist, postmodern, 21st century, blue state, left coast, liberal, progressive, fair, secular humanist
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Creationism in Texas
The Texas Board of Education votes this week on a new science curriculum. The new curriculum is designed to challenge evolution, and introduce creationism, a step that could influence what is taught in biology classes across the nation.
The proposed curriculum change would prompt teachers to raise doubts that all life on Earth is descended from common ancestry.
This is an assault on modern science, and an assault on reason. Good people need to stand up against religious ignorance and superstition.
The far right agenda must be stopped. Christianity is often a backward, ignorant world view that preaches hatred for those who are different or dare to speak out.
The repercussions could be devastating. Texas is such a huge textbook market that many publishers write to the state's standards, then market those books nationwide.
To deny evolution is like a denial of gravity. To deceive children by teaching creationism is criminal.
Texans should be outraged. Teaching creationism in a science class is child abuse.
Herb friendly, secular humanist. While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I am a naysayer and a hatchetman in the fight against ignorance. I pride myself in taking a punch and will gladly take another because I choose to live my life in the company of Gandhi and King. My concerns are global. I reject, absolutely, revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method, is love.