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Victory for evolution in Texas

July 22nd, 2011

Pop the champagne corks. The Texas Board of Education has unanimously come down on the side of evolution. In a 14-0* vote, the board today approved scientifically accurate high school biology textbook supplements from established mainstream publishers — and did not approve the creationist-backed supplements from International Databases, LLC.

"This is a huge victory for Texas students and teachers," said Josh Rosenau, NCSE programs and policy director, who testified at the hearings this week. In his testimony, Rosenau urged the board to approve the supplements — recommended by a review panel largely composed of scientists and science educators — without amendments, and to reject International Databases' creationist submission. The board did just that, and asked for only minimal changes to the approved supplements.

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Thank you Richard.

Well that's a surprise. But there are people of normal intelligence in Texas...

Well I am from Texas and there are many Texas Atheists on this site and we are very intelligent ..

The only part of America I feel comfortable in is New England, but Im an Anglo-Saxon so maybe that isnt a surprise.

indeed, every little exposure in regards to erroneous belief systems in logic and material based sciences is much appreciated

Thank you Guitar Zeroh 2012!
Yay evolution won!

that's great Steph!  Reality wins over pretend.  SO MANY people still need to EVOLVE!!!

Thanks! That was a cool video!
Yes shut that thing down!

Congratulations, Texas!  This is the best news I have had in a long time and gives me a glimmer of hope for reason to prevail.

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