Loom: The Enlightenment Goes Dark

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Loom: The Enlightenment Goes Dark

Post by bystander » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:40 pm

The Enlightenment Goes Dark
The Loom - 2010 March 12
Carl Zimmer wrote:Today the Enlightenment and Thomas Jefferson were disappeared from Texas.

Here’s a live blog from this morning’s hearings at the Texas State Board of Education.

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Re: Loom: The Enlightenment Goes Dark

Post by geckzilla » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:05 am

I'd like to understand what this is about and I think I can guess well enough what it is but both of those blog posts are incredibly confusing to me because they seem contracted and insulting. For someone who claims the other side is impervious to logic they could have used some logical, objective statements instead of trying to convince me how stupid and crazy everything was.
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BA: Texas conservatives screw history

Post by bystander » Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:28 pm

Texas conservatives screw history
Bad Astronomy - 2010 March 14
Phil Plait wrote:In a 10-5 party line vote last week, the BoE rammed through a vast number of changes to the Texas state history standards, all of which conform to the über-far-right’s twisted view of reality. In these new standards, Hispanics are ignored, Black Panthers are added to provide balance to the kids learning about Martin Luther King, Jr., and get this, Thomas Jefferson was removed.