Speaking of Texas, at least there was some good education news happening there this week. The Texas State Board of Education yesterday approved new high school biology books that fully discuss the topic of evolution. In doing so they rejected an effort led by the Discovery Institute (not related to Discovery Networks) and others who wanted publishers to include the "scientific weaknesses of evolutionary theory" in their books.
The people from this "institute" claim that their concept of "intellegent design", which they want presented as an alternate theory in science classes, is not religious in nature. However, as soon as you claim that "that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause" as they do on their web site, you must then discuss who or what is that intellegence. That is a discussion to be held in the house of worship of your choice, not a science classroom.