Later Mr. Bohlin was seen hooting at the biology teachers and throwing feces.

Is it possible for the state of Texas to get any dumber? Well, they’re trying:

Controversy over textbooks erupted again Wednesday as scientists and members of the public addressed the Board of Education over the treatment of evolution in biology textbooks.

Nearly all of the three dozen speakers defended the teaching of evolution against a report that questioned the accuracy of evidence supporting the scientific theory in the 11 biology texts being considered for adoption in Texas.

After Discovery Institute — a Seattle-based public policy group — submitted the 55-page report, teachers, scientists and activists went on the offensive.

They said they feared that the elected board, dominated by conservative members, would use the report to influence publishers to include references to creationism or “intelligent design” as a scientific theory.

While intelligent design, which claims that a higher power directed human development, is more scientific, critics said it couldn’t be included because it had not been peer reviewed by reputable scientists.

Raymond Bohlin, speaking on behalf of the Discovery Institute, said Darwin’s Origin of the Species was not peer reviewed.

“Often new scientific ideas are not welcomed in the scientific literature,” said Bohlin, who holds a doctorate in biology and is director of communications at Probe Ministries in Richardson.

You know, it’s not like the guys over at the Discovery Institute are biased or anything. Here’s Ray and his lovely wife Sue, both on staff at Probe Ministries. Did I mention that Sue…

is a Mentoring Mom for MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers), and serves on the board and as a small group leader for Living Hope Ministries, a Christ-centered outreach to those dealing with unwanted homosexuality. ?

Stephen Jay Gould is probably spinning like a top.

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Yeah. Like I would tell you....