A Texas legislator is waging a war of biblical proportions against the science and education communities in the Lone Star State as he fights for a bill that would allow a private school that teaches creationism to grant a Master of Science degree in the subject.
State Rep. Leo Berman (R-Tyler) proposed House Bill 2800 when he learned that The Institute for Creation Research (ICR), a private institution that specializes in the education and research of biblical creationism, was not able to receive a certificate of authority from Texas’ Higher Education Coordinating Board to grant Master of Science degrees.
Berman’s bill would allow private, non-profit educational institutions to be exempt from the board’s authority.
HB 2800 brings to mind a few thoughts:
- There’s nothing Scientific or “Masterful” about Creationism.
- Get ready for three word Masters Theses: “God did it.”
- You thought your Bachelors degree in Communications was useless…?
- At least the textbook cost would be low. You’d only need one book the whole time you’re working on your degree.
The bill is not likely to pass, so there’s that. But the fact that an elected official is trying to get this through in the first place says a lot about the people voting for him. What is wrong with you people…?
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