A Texas legislator - Chairman of House Appropriations no less - is eager to have public schools teach creationism. No big whup. This is Texas. But Mr Warren Chisum distributed a memo to his fellow state congressmen recently. It made for lively reading:
The memo points to "indisputable evidence" that "evolution science has a very specific religious agenda" and refers readers to a Web site that asserts the universe revolves around the earth. It also suggests that Jewish physicists are part of the force behind a "centuries-old conspiracy" to destroy the Christian teachings of Earth's origins ... Mr. Chisum said all he thought he was doing was "a Good Samaritan" deed for a fellow legislator. "If that's a sin, well, shoot me."
Is that a wise thing to encourage in Texas?