The creationists didn't win Friday when the State Board of Education took up new biology textbooks in an ideologically fraught, historically contentious adoption process. Most of the materials sailed through. But they didn't exactly lose, either. Biology, one of the top two or three most widely u ... More >>
The State Board of Education doesn't vote on new high-school biology textbooks until Friday, but the Discovery Institute -- an avowed foe of teaching evolution in public schools -- is bracing for the worst. Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, an institute board member, tells Evolution News and Views that the pr ... More >>
Will anti-evolutionists be able to adapt and survive in a new textbook market?
Don McLeroy, a Bryan dentist and former Texas State Board of Education Chairman who made a star turn as the anti-science Sunday school teacher in last year's "The Revisionaries", was unseated from the board in the 2010 Republican primary. Yet his crusade, to use science textbooks to explain the full ... More >>
Texas' State Board of Education no longer has the stranglehold on textbooks it did a dozen years ago, when it forced an environmental science textbook to include skeptical language on global warming, or four years ago, when an attempt to slip creationist language into science books sparked a nationa ... More >>