ok but i didn’t know the true story behind this until just now
GUYS THIS LADY’S HUSBAND TOOK CREDIT FOR HER ARTWORK AND SHE STRAIGHT UP TOOK HIM TO COURT OVER IT
THEY HAD A FUCKING PAINT-OFF IN THE GODDAMN COURT ROOM WHICH SHE WON BECAUSE HE MADE EXCUSES FOR WHY HE COULDN’T DO IT
THE POWERPUFF GIRLS ARE INSPIRED BY THIS WOMAN’S ARTWORK
sorry i’m just really REALLY fascinated by this story
wait this movie looks amazing tho
I kind of wanna see this movie
I’ve been seeing a lot of Scooby Doo on my dash lately. My friend discovered what he describes as “Shaggy eviscerating an ape”
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.”
How do we go about changing the way this works? Texas should not dictate terms for the rest of the educational system. I’ve never understood the process, and it makes less sense over time.
The reason that Texas decisions about textbooks end up effecting the whole country is economics. Texas buys A LOT of textbooks and it’s expensive for publishers to have a Texas edition of a textbook and an edition for the rest of the country.
Recent improvements in the cost-effectiveness of print-on-demand and the acceptance of ebook textbooks will hopefully reduce the influence that Texas has on nationwide standards.
In the meantime, I encourage the people I know who have PhDs in relevant subjects to volunteer for the review committees and I throw a lot of money and time at the Texas Freedom Network.