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Christine Comer: Expelled For Real

Posted by neuralgourmet on April 15, 2008

While I might think that the fraudulent documentary Expelled is a non-starter, it can’t be argued that Creationists and Intelligent Design proponents are waging a political war based on ideology. One such casualty of that war is Christine Comer who was the Director of Science for the Texas Education Agency for nine years before being expelled for “repeated acts of misconduct and insubordination”. But what exactly were her crimes? Well, in fact, there was only one. She forwarded an e-mail promoting a talk by Barbara Forrest with the National Center For Science Education. As it so happens, I was over at NCSE’s newly redesigned Expelled Exposed site and happened to see this short video of Christine Comer talking about her experience. There’s not a lot of factual information in there, but it puts a human face on the manufactuversy. Enjoy.

Oh, and don’t forget to bookmark Expelled Exposed’s YouTube channel. I expect you’ll be able to see many more videos there in days to come.

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2 Responses to “Christine Comer: Expelled For Real”

  1. Andy said

    Stay Neutral on Creationism!
    Stay Neutral on Creationism!

    Lol – I saw this late last night. The expelled exposed website is great

    She really lost her job while “expelled whiners” as far as I can tell didn’t really get punished at all. They lost the respect of coworkers but that is hardly criminal and should be expected when you go outside of science….

  2. agnohumanist said

    Thanks for the link to the video, neural. I had read about that case some time ago and never heard how it turned out. She really lost her job, huh? Unbelievable. Well, considering Texas gave us GWB, I guess not all that unbelievable. Among his other irrational statements, he is on record as saying that he thinks science teachers should present both sides of the “controversy.” Yeah, right after they give equal time to “flat earthers” and astrology buffs!

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