22 November 2010

Don’t let the door hit you as you go or as you come back in

The Texas Tribune has an interview with Don McLeroy on his last meeting as a member of the Texas State Board of Education. As he almost always, he talks about the place of evolution in the Texas science standards.

After hanging up, McLeroy sent an e-mail saying he had thought more about what he wanted to say about his time in the limelight. He wrote that to understand the events of the past two years, “you need to know that for our opponents, nothing makes sense except in the light of evolution.”

“The great story coming out of Texas is that their spell has been broken,” he added. “We have ended the dogmatic teaching of evolution, and we have restored the founders’ idea of a Creator.”

I’ll leave it to a historian to discuss the views of American founders’ on God and Christianity. My cursory impression is that they were... complex.

"I mean, golly, I love this stuff. You haven't seen the last of Don McLeroy,” he says, noting that while he’ll watch to see what happens during this legislative session’s redistricting process, he’ll likely run for his old spot on the board in two years.

But Mr. McLeroy, how could we miss you if you won’t go away?

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