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Sunday, February 1, 2009
Collapsing the Texas Quote Mine

Many of us were dismayed when the Texas State Board of Education adopted anti-evolution changes to their state science standards at the last minute during their January meeting.

The board members appear to have done so based on quotes presented by chairman Don McLeroy. Unfortunately, McLeroy used a common anti-science tactic of quote-mining.

Jeremy has worked diligently to track down the quotes presented by McLeroy. Jeremy's also put together a site showing how McLeroy grossly distorted the authors' intents, how McLeroy probably didn't read the sources he'd claimed to, and how McLeroy apparently used a creationist website as the source for some of his erroneous information.

Check out Collapse of a Texas Quote Mine. Hopefully the rest of the Texas State Board of Education will note the lack of integrity displayed by McLeroy before they take the final vote on these standards in March.

posted by Cheryl Shepherd-Adams

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