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Monthly Archive: December 2007

Dec 06 2007

And the chorus of disapproval continues, plus a creo reply

I know I seem like a broken record about this, but the wide-ranging ridicule the TEA is getting over the Comer ouster is deserving of all the exposure it can get. The Houston Chronicle editorializes as follows: Since Texas policy supports the inclusion of evolution in science curriculum, it’s hard to see how Comer was …

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Dec 06 2007

Statesman reader response to the TEA debacle

Man oh man. The whole Chris Comer thing is looking like one colossal embarrassment for the Texas Education Association, who are being vilified in editorials and opinion columns everywhere. The Austin American Statesman website has posted a page full of letters to the editor, and not one of them — not even the one written …

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Dec 05 2007

Hmm…don’t think so…

Apropos of nothing, I thought I’d make the observation that, for reasons I can’t make out, the “current weather” widget on my computer is telling me that it’s 21° outside, with wintry snowflake icons to drive the point home. And I just walked outside in my shirtsleeves to bright sunlight and gorgeous blue skies. I …

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Dec 04 2007

We’re Top 40!

At least according to this list of “Top Atheism Blogs.” Granted, we’re right at #40. So I guess I’ll have to get more militant or something.

Dec 04 2007

The Lost Highway, indeed

I really am beginning to wonder if, in order to be an evangelical, there’s some kind of secret, Masonic-style ritual where they haul you off into a darkened chamber and spend ten hours bashing your head in with baseball bats made out of freeze-dried stupid. Because one’s brain really needs to be in such a …

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Dec 03 2007

The New York Times pitches in on the Comer firing

The Old Grey Lady has its article up on the retaliatory firing resignation of Chris Comer from the TEA, and some passages really reveal the boo-scary Orwellian atmosphere that seems to be permeating the agency under its neocon creationist leadership. Ms. Comer said that barely an hour after forwarding the e-mail message about Dr. Forrest’s …

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Dec 03 2007

Yippie, Rho’s back…

…and up to his old tricks — straw men (he accuses us of using them, but as you’ll see, he actually does); tautologies; putting words in my mouth and demanding I defend them; it’s all there — in this comments thread. Go read and enjoy. Click on over to the link he provides to his …

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Dec 02 2007

TEA castigated in Statesman

They didn’t pick my letter to print, but there are two very good ones in the current Austin American Statesman, as well as a surprisingly smart editorial, attacking the political retaliation against Chris Comer by the creationist-run Texas Education Association. The editorial board opines: The education agency, of course, portrays the problem as one of …

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