Friday, March 27, 2009

Letter to the Texas State Board of Education

"Dear Texas State Board of Education,
Please do not include the “strengths and weaknesses” language in the science standards for the state of Texas. Where Texas goes, so goes much of the nation with regard to standards and textbooks. It would be a serious mistake to include language in the standards that would allow for substandard science to be taught in the schools. I have practiced palaeontology for over twenty years and please believe me when I tell you there is no controversy within the scientific community over the theory of biological evolution. It is one of the soundest theoretical constructs that exists in science. Adherents to evolutionary theory do not accept it because of some anti-religious “belief.” For them, it is the best scientific way to explain current and past biological diversity on the planet earth. Please do not confuse good science with bad. Please vote against inclusion of the “strengths and weaknesses” language in the Texas Science standards. Thank you very much for your time.


James Kidder, Ph.D."

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