Monday, June 28, 2010

verbose, disjointed, incoherent, maundering and full of irrelevant information

A judge in Texas has ruled against a creationist institution that sought to offer state-recognized degrees in science education.  The Institute for Creation Research Graduate School was suing the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on the grounds that denying the recognition was a violation of freedom of religion.  This supposed institution of higher learning was unable to present even a coherent argument, as the Judge wrote:
It appears that although the Court has twice required Plaintiff to re-plead and set forth a short and plain statement of the relief requested, Plaintiff is entirely unable to file a complaint which is not overly verbose, disjointed, incoherent, maundering and full of irrelevant information.
But that's in backward Texas, not in forward-thinking California, right?  Actually, the Institute for Creation Research has already succeeded here in California.  They are accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, which California recognizes and therefore must approve of the creationist education graduate degree. 
This approval for a degree in science education was granted despite the fact that TRACS member institutions must, among other things, affirm "the divine work of non-evolutionary creation including persons in God's image."
Texas does not recognize the accrediting authority of "TRACS", hence the suit. 

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