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Friday, January 06, 2006

Toto We Aren't in Kansas Anymore

Now Texas Governor Rick Perry is calling for IDiocy in the biology curriculum.

The Chair of the State board of education isn't too happy:

Tincy Miller of Dallas, chairwoman of the State Board of Education, called intelligent design a nonissue in this year's elections. Board members voted in November 2003 against endorsing only biology textbooks that presented the most qualified characterizations of evolution, with words such as "may" or "could." Publishers at the time refused to make major changes to the evolution sections of the books.

"We had a huge discussion; it was just put to bed," Miller said. "We teach evolution in Texas." The board is slated to consider revised biology textbooks in 2008 at the earliest.

Hat Tip: Pharyngula.