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The Sciences

Rick Perry Admits That Texas Schools Teach Creationism

The IntersectionBy The IntersectionAugust 18, 2011 11:44 PM

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This is a brief guest post by Jamie Vernon. In a stunning exchange with a young boy, a video posted by ABC News reveals Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry confirming what many scientists and science educators have suspected for years. According to the Governor, "In Texas, we teach both creationism and evolution." So, there it is. Texas encourages teaching of creationism in public schools. Perry has consistently appointed creationist leaders to the Texas Board of Education over the years. Each of them has denied their intent to allow teaching of creationism in science classrooms in Texas schools. At the same time, the Texas Board of Education has made repeated attempts to weaken science standards to make way for anti-evolution curricula. I think we'll be hearing from the Governor on this matter. The backtracking will be a sight to see.

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