The Dallas Morning News reports that Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed a creationist to head the Texas State Board of Education. Dr. McLeroy has been a member of the board for 8 years and has consistently voted with the other social conservatives on issues such as textbook section.
Many in Texas are worried by McLeroy’s record:
Dr. McLeroy was one of four board members who voted against proposed high school biology textbooks because he felt their coverage of evolution was “too dogmatic” and did not include possible flaws in Charles Darwin’s theory of how life on Earth evolved from lower forms.
McLeroy, though, has his reasons:
Dr. McLeroy said his vote on the biology books had nothing to do with censorship or religion and was based on “good science.”
“It is wrong to teach opinion as fact,” he said.
I think that Pastafarians will find McLeroy an important ally on the war on “Natural Science”. We believe, as does he, that there very well may be SuperNatural explanations that better explain the universe. And science, even though it is the defined as the study of the Natural world, can simply be expanded to fit other theories. As with all things, more is better.
The article does not indicate what type of creation theory McLeroy subscribes to. It would be convenient if he was a Pastafarian, but whether or not he is yet enlightened, he’s done a service to SuperNatural theorii by expanding the definition of science.
I suggest that we contact Dr. McLeroy and begin preperations for inclusion of the FSM theory of creation in the Texas school curriculum. i.e. that the Flying Spaghetti Monster changes our observations to make it appear that the world conforms to Natural scientific theory.
Dr. McLeroy’s contact info:
9277 Brookwater Circle
College Station, TX 77845
979 846-1174 (FAX)
note -this info may be old. Anyone know?
Let’s really get organized and get into this. This affects all of us.