Monday, December 3, 2007

Downward Spiral

The New York Times has run a story on the Chris Comer Texas ID issue. From the article:

Ms. Comer said state education officials seemed uneasy lately over the required evolution curriculum. It had always been part of her job to answer letter-writers inquiring about evolution instruction, she said, and she always replied that the State Board of Education supported the teaching of evolution in Texas schools.

But several months ago, in response to an inquiry letter, Ms. Comer said she was instructed to strike her usual statement about the board’s support for teaching evolution...

The article also says that her resignation-under-pressure "is a prelude to an expected battle early next year over rewriting the state’s science education standards, which include the teaching of evolution."

What do you think? Is Texas going to go the way of Kansas and Dover? Will there be another trial shooting down the Constitutionality of teaching creationism in public school science classes, as in Edwards v Aguillard? When will all this evolution denial end?

-via Pharyngula