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Barbara Forrest on Chris Comer's forced resignation


Statement Regarding Texas Education Agency's Termination of Chris Comer, Texas Director of Science

Barbara Forrest, Ph.D.

Co-author with Paul R. Gross of Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design

& Expert witness for plaintiffs in
Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District

December 5, 2007

Reaction to the Comer resignation


The forced resignation of the Texas Education Agency's director of science curriculum continues to attract attention and comment. Writing in The New York Times (December 3, 2007), Ralph Blumenthal reported, "After 27 years as a science teacher and 9 years as the Texas Education Agency's director of science, Christine Castillo Comer said she did not think she had to remain 'neutral' about teaching the theory of evolution. But now Ms.

Call for Papers: Special Journal Issue of Science & Education


Darwinian Anniversary Year, 2009

The year 2009 is a double anniversary: 200 years since Darwin was born (February 12, 1809) and 150 years since the publication of On the Origin of Species (November 24, 1859). To celebrate this anniversary, a special issue of Science & Education will be published.

Florida science standards shooting for an A, says expert


Prof. who flunked Florida science standards says new ones are shooting for an A

Expert gave current statewide standards an F but new draft is "a dramatic improvement."

Texas education official forced to resign over evolution


Chris Comer, the director of science curriculum for the Texas Education Agency, was forced to resign after forwarding a short e-mail message announcing a presentation in Austin by Barbara Forrest.

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