Institute's plea for creationist degree dealt blow
AUSTIN â€” Saying that a belief in creationism â€” the theory that God created the Earth in six literal days, as recounted in the Bible â€” falls outside the realm of science, the state's commissioner for higher education has recommended that a Dallas-based organization not be authorized to offer a master's degree in science education.
A committee of the Higher Education Coordinating Board unanimously backed the recommendation by Commissioner Raymund Paredes on Wednesday. The full board votes today.
Paredes said his decision wasn't an attack on creationism or religion, but an attempt to defend science education....