Re: [asa] Shocking revelations from Texas

From: PvM <pvm.pandas@gmail.com>
Date: Sat Aug 11 2007 - 00:23:20 EDT

Thank God they never seem to learn. Still scary to hear once again how
some Christians believe that a prerequisite to being Christian is to
doubt or reject science.

On 8/10/07, Jack <drsyme@cablespeed.com> wrote:
> Sounds like Dover all over again.
>
>
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> From: "PvM" <pvm.pandas@gmail.com>
> To: "AmericanScientificAffiliation" <asa@calvin.edu>
> Sent: Friday, August 10, 2007 3:13 PM
> Subject: [asa] Shocking revelations from Texas
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>
> > http://www.tfn.org/pressroom/display.php?item_id=5964
> >
> > <quote>"This recording makes clear the very real danger that Texas
> > schoolchildren may soon be learning more about the religious beliefs
> > of politicians than about sound science in their biology classes," TFN
> > President Kathy Miller said today. "Even worse, it appears that Don
> > McLeroy believes anyone who disagrees with him can't be a true
> > Christian."</quote>
> >
> > and
> >
> > <quote>
> > At one point during the lecture, McLeroy clearly tied "intelligent
> > design" a religious-based concept billed by supporters as an
> > alternative to the scientific theory of evolution to Biblical
> > creationism:
> >
> > "Why is 'intelligent design' the big tent? Because we're all lined up
> > against the fact that naturalism, that nature is all there is. Whether
> > you're a progressive creationist, recent creationist, young earth, old
> > earth, it's all in the tent of 'intelligent design.'" (6:10 mark on
> > recording)
> >
> > McLeroy recounted the controversy over teaching evolution during the
> > State Board of Education's adoption of new biology textbooks in 2003.
> > McLeroy was one of only four members on the 15-member panel who voted
> > to reject the textbooks. Those four members argued that the textbooks
> > failed to discuss what they called the "weaknesses" of evolutionary
> > theory. They were backed by the Discovery Institute, a Seattle-based
> > organization that opposes evolution and promotes "intelligent design"
> > as an alternative. McLeroy said:
> >
> > "It was only the four really conservative, orthodox Christians on the
> > board [who] were willing to stand up to the textbooks and say they
> > don't present the weaknesses of evolution. Amazing." (8:15 mark on
> > recording)
> > </quote>
> >
> > Surely there must be some/many Christians who would be outraged by
> > these statements, although perhaps not surprised.
> >
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