Category Archives: Creationism

Common Core, Science, and Louisiana

For the record, here’s my thoughts on the Common Core: …I don’t oppose a national curriculum or annual testing: as I’ve written repeatedly, I do think we should be using Massachusetts’ curriculum and tests (including the importance–not so important–that used* … Continue reading

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A Hugo Award Observation: The Irony of Rabid Puppies

No, I’m not referring to genuinely ill dogs–that’s just sad to even think about. Instead, I’m referring to a bunch of rightwing morons headed by a blogger known as Vox Day (SEE WHAT HE DID THERE? AND HE WILL HAVE … Continue reading

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Education ‘Reform’ Isn’t About the Kids: The Texas Schoolbook Edition

Here’s something you won’t hear any of the education reformers getting worked up about (boldface mine): During a months-long process, publishers made a number of improvements to their textbooks. Those improvements included removing inaccurate information promoting climate change denialism; deleting … Continue reading

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‘Reformers’ Force Ohioans to Choose Between Creationism and Crappy Math and Reading Curricula

A while ago, I gave Ohio kudos for ditching the shitty Common Core standards* and adopting Massachusetts’ standards, based on the notion that we should adopt standards used by one of the best education systems in the world, rather than … Continue reading

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Does Teh Stoopid Have an Asymptote?

In response to a National Review article somehow blaming the NFL’s problems on Obama (?!?), over at the Great Orange Satan, Hunter wonders if we will ever reach peak stupid (boldface mine): I keep saying this, and I keep being … Continue reading

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You Know Who Else Banned the Teaching of Evolution?

No, not Hitler, ISIL (boldface mine): The new Mosul curriculum, allegedly issued by al-Baghdadi himself, stresses that any reference to the republics of Iraq or Syria must be replaced with “Islamic State.” Pictures that violate its ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam … Continue reading

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Nothing in Movement Conservativism Makes Sense Except in the Light of Creationism: The Anne Arundel County Edition

Amidst all of the blather about the ‘libertarian moment‘ and the ‘reformicons’ (DOES REIHAN SALAM TURN INTO A FIGHTER JET?), it’s worth remembering that conservatism isn’t defined by what some high-end reporter or pundit thinks it is, conservatism is defined … Continue reading

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