Texas: Discovery Institute Scores Two

Discovery Institute Vice President Stephen Meyer and co-author Ralph Seelke were appointed to a six-member textbook review panel by the Texas State Board of Education.

The Texas Freedom Network criticized the appointment of the textbook authors, Stephen Meyer, vice president of the Discovery Institute, and Ralph Seelke, a biology and earth sciences professor from the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

“Texas universities boast some of the leading scientists in the world,” said Kathy Miller, executive director of the Texas Freedom Network. “It’s appalling that some state board members turned to out-of-state ideologues to decide whether Texas kids get a 21st-century science education.”

Of course, Texas also has plenty of in-state ideologues, too; the panel could easily be just as partisan if stacked with Texas antievolutionists. Pulling in the out-of-state ringers just makes the malfeasance that much more obvious.

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Wesley R. Elsberry

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  • 2008/10/16 at 6:01 am
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    Actually, it is a science curriculum review panel, but it still shows how much sway the far-right wing faction of the board holds. We need to get Bradly and Lowe defeated this election.

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