The Christian Post reports that creationists are upset because the Texas Education Association approved a textbook that contains facts that they wish didn’t exist. Despite their criticisms of the textbook, the TEA determined that there were no factual errors in the book.
The approval of the Pearson biology textbook was delayed earlier this year over allegations of factual inaccuracy, and has been added to the approved list.
Debbie Ratcliffe, director of media relations for the Texas Education Agency, told The Christian Post about the process the biology textbook went through.
“The three reviewers found that none of the issues that were raised as mistakes or errors were actually wrong. So the book will now be placed on the approved textbook list,” said Ratcliffe…
In a 10-page report several issues were brought up, including when the earth began to cool (4 billion vs. 4.2 billion years ago), the extent of how fossils demonstrated evolution, and how many mutations are considered successful (“some” vs. “most”). The report also took issue with the usage of the fossil find Tiktaalik as an example of “chordate evolution.”
Pearson Education Inc., publisher of the proposed biology textbook, disputed all the listed errors and listed their rebuttals in the same report.
Stephen Meyer of the Discovery Institute told Dallas Morning News in November that he took issue with the Pearson biology textbook.
“[The textbook] will leave students in the dark about contemporary mainstream scientific controversies over Darwinian evolution,” said Meyer.
Let me translate that: “This textbook doesn’t include our bullshit claims about evolution and it’s just not fair. WAAAHHHHH!”