Oh dearI

Via pharyngula

I knew things were bad in US but this bad?

The state’s director of science curriculum has resigned after being accused of creating the appearance of bias against teaching intelligent design.

Wow! And here is the reason why…..

Comer was put on 30 days paid administrative leave shortly after she forwarded an e-mail in late October announcing a presentation being given by Barbara Forrest, author of “Inside Creationism’s Trojan Horse,” a book that says creationist politics are behind the movement to get intelligent design theory taught in public schools. Forrest was also a key witness in the Kitzmiller v. Dover case concerning the introduction of intelligent design in a Pennsylvania school district. Comer sent the e-mail to several individuals and a few online communities, saying, “FYI.”

So the DIRECTOR of science told a few people regarding an event which was to feature Barbara Forrest who just happens to be a PhD holder in philosophy. This is the state of Texas education. And here is the kicker from the article

The memo adds, “Ms. Comer’s e-mail implies endorsement of the speaker and implies that TEA endorses the speaker’s position on a subject on which the agency must remain neutral.”

Everyone working in the SCIENCE department needs to hold an “unbiased” opinion on Intelligent Design.

You know, there is a joke out there in cyber world which has the punch line where. some where in the future, all the student in the US were applying for seats in universities in India. After seeing this, I think that joke might turn into reality.

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