White wants S&W. He insists that there are credible alternatives to evolution. Thinks that random mutation can’t add mutations. Do these people not read the Index of Creationist Claims? Claims evolution is a sacrosanct icon.
Leo: What do you say to people who think these things belong only in college? He thinks its bad! Shocker!
Martha Griffin: “Keeping our science standards strong.” Went to college with Cargill, teacher and museum educator. Mentors science teachers. Backs ESS and Biology TEKS without amendments and without S&W. People who respect actual knowledge and experience ought to be listening.
She gives an example of how S&W hurts and “creates confusion.” Explains what a theory is, that they don’t grow up into laws, etc. New teacher, not grounded in science content, misunderstood, thought that “weaknesses” meant that a theory could go out the door tomorrow. That’s not how science works, she explains.
Mercer: Thanks her, asks for stories Cargill. No serious questions.