Texas: doomed

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May 21 2010 10:46 PM

Texas: doomed

Well, that's that. Congratulations, Texas State Board of Education and the far-right creationist historical revisionists on it. This outcome is not a surprise, but that doesn't make it any less infuriating, or any less sad. After all the fighting, all the negative publicity, and all the people -- including teachers and educational experts -- who showed them clearly why they were wrong, the antireality majority on the BoE did what we knew they would do.

If I were a parent of a school-age child in Texas, I would seriously consider moving to a different state. Because...

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Texas: doomed

Tip o' the ten gallon hat -- with, apparently, nothing in it -- to Alan Buckingham.

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!