Even the Morons are Bigger in Texas
DefCon reports that Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed a creationist to head the State Board of Education!
Phil Plait does a good assessment of this, and he ends with:
It’s a disease, a virus, and now the brains of millions of schoolchildren in Texas are at risk. Worse, Texas (along with California) has an unusually large influence on what textbooks get used in the rest of the country, because they are such a large market for the publishers. If this antiscience, anti-intellectual, anti-reality man gets to help choose what textbooks go in Texas, then you parents out there who are reading this in New Hampshire, in Wyoming, in Oregon, in Virginia — your own kids are at risk here too.