Even more bad news for Texas students and teachers, this time from the New York Times. Board Chairman Don McLeroy brings teh burnin' stupid.
Dr. McLeroy believes that Earth’s appearance is a recent geologic event — thousands of years old, not 4.5 billion. “I believe a lot of incredible things,” he said, “The most incredible thing I believe is the Christmas story. That little baby born in the manger was the god that created the universe.”Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
But Dr. McLeroy says his rejection of evolution — “I just don’t think it’s true or it’s ever happened” — is not based on religious grounds. Courts have clearly ruled that teachings of faith are not allowed in a science classroom, but when he considers the case for evolution, Dr. McLeroy said, “it’s just not there.”I'll believe ya when me shit turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet.
“My personal religious beliefs are going to make no difference in how well our students are going to learn science,” he said.