Mocking the stone age science at the Texas State Board of Education has now gone viral — late-night comedians have the rest of the country laughing at us. Bill Maher de-pantsed the governor on last Friday’s episode of his HBO series Real Time with Bill Maher.
He [Perry] appointed a creationist to head the Texas State Board of Education, which is shocking. Texas has a board of education?!?
And Maher surely speaks for scientists everywhere when he scolds Texas politicians who had a sudden come-to-science moment last week when confonted with the outbreak of swine flu.
You can’t crap all over Darwin and stem cell research and global warming, then come crawling back to science when you want Tamiflu.
Watch the whole embarrassing segment (warning: Maher’s language is colorful).