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Thursday, May 28, 2009

McLeroy rejected by Texas Senate

The Texas state Senate voted 19-11 to deny confirmation of Don McLeroy as chairman of the Texas state board of education. The vote fell two votes short of the two-thirds majority -- or 21 votes -- needed for confirmation. One of the senators -- who was present -- did not vote (there is a total of 31 senators). The voting was strictly along party lines -- all the votes for confirmation came from Republicans and all against came from Democrats. At least the Darwinists can't call McLeroy's rejection "bipartisan." Details -- including a description of the debate -- are on the Texas Freedom Network blog. link

McLeroy did a number of bad or questionable things as chairman of the Texas SBOE, but I think that the main public perception will be that he was rejected because he dared to question evolution theory. I think that his rejection will backfire on the Darwinists because it will make him into a martyr. His rejection will be seen as another example of the persecution of evolution critics that is shown in Ben Stein's movie "Expelled."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Making a fool of yourself and having people judge you accordingly does not make you a martyr.

Thursday, May 28, 2009 4:05:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

It's the Darwinists who have made fools of themselves -- Darwinism has more holes than Swiss cheese. And McLeroy had the right to make a fool of himself.

Thursday, May 28, 2009 4:32:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

Of the five state senators who are authors or co-authors of SB 2275, a bill that would take away the board's powers to set curricula and select textbooks and give those powers to the commissioner of education, three are Republicans, yet all three voted to confirm McLeroy. That should tell us something.

Thursday, May 28, 2009 5:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That should tell us something.
What it tells me is that he may have some redeeming qualities (hard to imagine as it might be).

Friday, May 29, 2009 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Not From Missoula said...

The reality is, regardless of what a textbook says either for Creation or for Amoeba-to-Man-Common-Descent-Evolution (not to be confused with observable change evolution), and regardless of how many teachers teach their opinion on the matter (and A-t-M-C-D-E is just that, an opinion couched in tedious, scientific jargon to appear as truth) parents are going to teach their children what they know is the correct version of "how we got here" and students (the honest ones) will come to their own conclusion based on the data: Creation or AtMCDE.

The evidence for students making up their own minds or following religious teachings on the matter is clear, despite schools and colleges hammering A-t-M-C-D-E as truth: a significant portion of the population reject A-t-M-C-D-E Club.

In fact, most people do not care. They are too busy earning a living to be bothered with theories. It is irrelevant except for a tiny pinhead minority in academia and obscure research labs who make it an issue. Outside evolutionary biology, A-t-M-C-D-E is of no scientific value (again, excepting change evolution)

A large number of people reject A-t-M-C-D-E as insufficient and invalid, viewing each new claim of old bones as "proof" to be just someone trying to score a point, to get more funding, or whatever.
To take a few teeth and a fragment of bone and draw up colorful illustrations looks pretty but most people see it for what it is: imagination only.

Of course the A-t-M-C-D-E Club look down upon those who reject it as people being crude, dumb, unsophisticated, or ignorant, and those who reject it look upoon the A-t-M-C-D-E Club as lacking wisdom and good analysis skills, viwing such people as having their heads being buried so far up their hind-quarters straining at books through the darkenness of their lower colon totally missing the truth of the evidence.

Saturday, May 30, 2009 5:20:00 AM  

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