16 March 2009

Texas Higher Education and Creation Research, Part 31

Reprinted from the Austin American Statesman, I think, in News-Journals.com, Leo Berman talks about his Institute for Creation Research legislation:

Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, said his proposed legislation is intended to allow the Bible-oriented group to proceed without the coordinating board's blessing.

"Why are people who call themselves scientists afraid to hear two sides of a debate?" Berman asked Friday.

We’re not afraid, we’re bored. Your guys lost in a fair fight. Evidence for evolution has kicked the collective ass of creationist ideas for over a century. The creationists have lost on the field of science over and over and over. There isn’t a scientific debate.

Berman said his proposal encourages different viewpoints and debate.

"Personally, I don't believe in evolution," he said. "I don't believe I came from a salamander that came out of a pond."

Representative Berman, I’d like to find what biological scientist has ever told you personally originated from a salamander. There may be a relationship between you and the salamander, but it’s far more complex than “salamander -> you.”

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