[One of the horrors perpetrated by fundamentalists — whether Christians, Muslims, or Jews — is that they mess up the minds of kids. To do so with their own is, I guess, their right. But when they invade the space of our public schools with textbooks cheapened with superstition treated as fact, they are messing up MY KIDS’ minds along with their own. Such manipulation of textbooks — with which the publishers cooperate in order to sell their texts — is a national disgrace. Needless to say many religious persons would reject creationism as well as agnostics and atheists. This is lowest common denominator cultism at its worst being foisted on the public. Read the article below for proof of this very real danger. Ed Kent]

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Official Leaves Post as Texas Prepares to Debate Science
Education Standards
By RALPH BLUMENTHAL
The Texas Education Agency’s director of science was
dismissed for refusing to remain neutral about whether to
teach evolution or creationism.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/03/us/03evolution.html?th&emc=th

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