This post updated January 19, 2009 at 13:00 EST: TheÂ National Center for Science Education, Inc. has determined that the material originally posted here was not ready for publication, and has asked that it be removed. For information regarding the upcoming Texas State Board of Education hearing on revised science standards, please refer to NCSE.
Steven Newton, Public Information Project Director of the National Center for Science Education, Inc., offers this preparation material for those good scientists and skeptics planning to speak at the Texas State Board of Education’s public hearing concerning revised science standards on Wednesday, January 21, 2009.
This packet includes background information and talking points on the major issues raised by creationistÂ school boardÂ members, such as Piltdown Man, Haeckel’s embryos, polystrate fossils, and “academic freedom.”
It alsoÂ includes information about the three creationist “experts” (Meyer, Garner, Seelke) slated to testify in the afternoon of the 21st.
Click here for a PDF of the prep materials.