Senate rejects McLeroy by only a couple of votes, the majority was needed for his confirmation, but still 19 out of 3o who voted wasn’t bad. To no surprise the vote went down party lines.
McLeroy stirred up a hornet’s nest from militant defenders of evolution. Excitement, name calling, insulting people’s intelligence transpired in the reaction towards the result of the Senate rejecting McLeroy’s confirmation.
Taking a brief survey of the blog community, here are some of them, take a look…
One blogger writes, “Let me set you straight…Anyone with intelligence does not agree with Dr McLeroy. Just because he is a dentist, doesn’t make him intelligent.”
Another blogger writes, “McLeroy going down like this is punishment for licking Phillip Johnson’s boot. You silly little anti-science liars…who soil true religion with your lies… can pack up your stealth creationism pamphlets and head on back to Seattle now.”
“And don’t think you are doing the Lord’s work. There isn’t a God or Christ in heaven who approves of your lies. You are dishonest about your origin, dishonest about your intent, and dishonest about the science. Jesus certainly does not approve. To hell with Discovery Institute and intelligent design creationism. To hell with you trying to brainwash our children. Don’t mess with Texas.”
And one more blogger writes, “Good riddance to bad rubbish! McLeroy was an embarrassment to education in our state. Now…if we can just get rid of other religious nut-jobs like Senators Ogden & Patrick, we’d be in even better shape. So many right-wing Christians…so few lions!”
So what was upsetting these people so much which they thought they needed to comment in such an uncivil way? The new Science Standards which will soon go into effect in Texas which state and I quote…
“analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental observation and testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those explanations.”
The angry pro-evolutionist crowd cried out, “code words” for creationism…lol…Here we go with the freemasonary conspiracy theory again only it’s a worldview in this case. Indeed, creationism uses this scientific method but it’s not inclusive for creationism. It can be also used while being taught evolution.
PZ Meyers encourages vicious attacks, mainly I believe to intimate those who he disagrees with, thinking it will help keep them quiet…One of his loyal commentators who’s number is #65 states the following…
“Maybe most of us atheists are calm rational people, but there is a line you cross, and deserve a violent response. The only thing keeping us going apeshit and smashing your skull through is recognizing the evolutionary changes that have allowed us to rationalize our thoughts, reason through violent urges, and actually empathize with even the most disgusting examples of human waste.”
What is really interesting, those who are trying to trap people in their black box have very pathetic results, one of which is very embarrassing considering how much money is spent on a student to education them in evolution.
Reported in a pro-evolutionist University blog…“On average, only 28% of the high school students taking the ACT , which is a national standardized test for college admission , reached a score indicating college readiness for biology and no state reached even 50%.”
This shows so plainly the public education dominated by the dictates of the liberal scientific establishment with more money than any other country in the world being spent has been failing.
It’s highly possible the Governor of Texas will appoint someone who will make militant special interest groups very angry, but who cares. We need strong leaders in government. McLeroy helped improved the teaching method for science and we are certainly thankful for his efforts, students need to be taught how to ““analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental observation and testing…”