Glenn Branch of the NCSE comes up with an excellent comparison for creationism in this excellent post on the threat to science education in Texas. Creationism, and its cheaper cousin Intelligent Design, have been repeatedly proven false, yet like the zombie continues to shuffle along demanding your brains. A small taste is below the fold:
Also under attack is the new draft’s explanation of the limits of science, which notes, “If ideas are based upon purported forces outside of nature, they cannot be tested using scientific methods.” McLeroy is digging in his heels here too, wanting to open the science classroom door to the supernatural–and not just the costumed trick-or-treating variety. As he told The New York Times, he thinks there are two types of science: “a creationist system and a naturalist system.”
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