The fact is this: The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that creationist pseudo-science is legally impermissible in public school science classes because it violates the separation of church and state. As such, it's simply unacceptable for the Texas Board of Education to be looking to push its own agenda with the incorporation of "creation science" in future revisions of textbooks for public school use.
This petition closed about 3 years ago
Consider this: The chair of Texas Board of Education Wants Science Textbooks to Teach 'Another Side' to Evolution.
"We already knew that creationists on the State Board of Education had nominated anti-evolution ideologues to sit on teams reviewing proposed new high school biology textbooks in Texas. We now have seen the actual reviews from those ideologues — and they're every bit as alarming as we warned they would be.Many of the reviews offer recitations of the same pseudo-scientific mumbo jumbo anti-evolution activists — like the folks at the Discovery Institute in Seattle — have been promoting for decades. Never mind, of course, that each one of those arguments has been debunked by scientists (repeatedly). No, they are insisting that Texas dumb down the science education of millions of kids with such nonsense.Even more astonishing is a demand that "creation science based on Biblical principles should be incorporated into every Biology book that is up for adoption." Some of the reviewers are clearly oblivious to the fact that teaching religious arguments in a science classroom is blatantly unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court has made that abundantly clear."