Some religionists in Texas believe they should have editing rights to impose creationist ideology upon science textbooks. I wonder how they would feel if the shoe were on the other foot and Bibles had to pass a scientific panel before they could be published? Jesus’ parable about the mustard seed would have to be edited out. Jesus claimed claimed the mustard seed was the smallest seed, which simply isn’t true.

Science is not a theory, it is an empirical method. Therefore, religious assertions have no place in scientific textbooks. But religion isn’t a theory either. Religion is a sense of reverence for whatever has given us being. We demean and ultimately destroy religion when we turn it into a mythological explanation that has to lie about the world to find its place in the conversation.