16 February 2007

Texas Still Nuts

The head of the House Appropriations Committee in the Texas state legislature, Republican Warren Chisum, had the termerity to distribute to his colleagues a diatribe, from a fellow nutjob in the Georgia state legislature, denouncing the notion that the Earth rotates around the Sun and spins on its axis, claiming that Copernicus was part of a Jewish conspiracy, and of course opposing evolution instruction in the schools. Isn't it wonderful to know that Texas has people like this in charge of its education budget.

When confronted about the memo, he apologized for the anti-semetic bit, but not for the anti-science part.

Can we move NASA's facilities out of Houston now?

1 comment:

Off Colfax said...

Amazing. And here I thought that the Flat Earth Society was a myth these days.