What’s going on in Texas?

In administrative hearings at the federal level, it’s a crime to knowingly present false testimony to an agency which might rely on that information to make a decision.

In Texas?  The law is not so clear — but Discovery Institute’s John West celebrates false information used by the State Board of Education in considering science standards.  (This is one reason, I suspect, why creationists are not more active at the federal level — their tactics are not only unethical, but also illegal.)

Sadly, shockingly but not surprisingly, the false information was presented by SBOE Chairman Don McLeroy in theform of nuggets from the creationist quote mines.

Keep watching that space — with the help of Jeremy Mohn’s blog, which has most of the story in a post from his co-blogger Cheryl Shepherd-Adams.

Tip of the old scrub brush to Tony Whitson and Texas Citizens for Science.

2 Responses to What’s going on in Texas?

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    Thanks, Jeremy — all my posting the last three weeks has been done on the fly, and I appreciate corrections on details like that.


  2. Jeremy Mohn says:

    Hi Ed-

    I just wanted to point out that my co-blogger, Cheryl Shepherd-Adams, is the author of the post you linked to. We’re a team, and I greatly appreciate her contribution to the blog.



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