2. mediamattersforamerica:

    As the Texas state board of education chooses textbooks for schools, we’re noticing an alarming trend:

    A recent review by the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) found that several textbooks under consideration by the Texas Board of Education, which includes numerous members who deny global warming, cast doubt on the basic fact that carbon pollution is driving climate change. National Journal explained that since “Texas is the second-largest market in the U.S. for textbooks after California,” the textbooks chosen by the board could affect what publishers sell to states across the country.

    According to the National Center for Science Education, here are some concerns that the appointed anti-science textbook reviewers  have raised: 

    “I feel very firmly that ‘creation science’ based on Biblical principles should be incorporated into every Biology book that is up for adoption.”

    “Text neglects to tell students that no transitional fossils have been discovered. The fossil record can be interpreted in other ways than evolutionary with equal justification.”

    “evolutionary theory is challenged by science, reason and mathematics.”

    “Presentation fails to include metaphysics (not a pseudoscience) as a limitation to scientific inquiry.”

    “Modern evolutionary biology is based on comparisons of DNA sequence information, not fossil records.”

    “CO2 levels have been much higher in the past and life survived just fine.”

    “Plants always grow better with higher CO2 levels.”

    “No mention is made of the benefit to plants of higher CO2 concentrations.”

    “The earth has not warmed now for 16 years and the sun spot cycle is approaching a long minimum that willreduce [sic] temperatures.”

    In November the Texas board of education will be voting on which textbooks they’ll adopt. In the meantime, NCSE and the Texas Freedom Network are gathering signatures to ask publishers to “remove climate change denial from Texas social studies textbooks.”

    (via anaalmy)

  3. eternal-nova:


    #no mira mira mira mira

    You can’t eat the biscuits if you don’t pay for the flour. i don’t know…

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  4. sktagg23:


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  6. lavagatrabajadoble:


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  7. rincewindsapprentice:

    Some people love to shut down people who talk about trans and intersex issues by saying that they’re “only 1% of the population” and thus can be ignored since they “aren’t statistically significant enough.”

    By that logic, we can now systematically ignore:

    • Redheads
    • The entire state of Rhode Island
    • Anyone who makes over $500,000 a year
    • Pacific Islanders
    • Australia

    (via formulated)


  8. "When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog."

    A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States. (via tastefullyoffensive)

    or like. an instrument.

    (Source: africandogontheprairie, via tastefullyoffensive)

    Tagged #just saying
  9. beecauseiamme:

    *chuckles while crying on the inside*

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