Texas State Board of Education Hearings

Here is a press release from the creationists:

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) has scheduled a hearing of scientific experts, including three scientists who are recommending that students should learn about scientific evidence that challenges Darwin’s theory of evolution.

On Wednesday, January 21st, six experts selected by the SBOE to review a proposed update of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for science will give testimony to the board. [more]

Sunspots vs Global Temperature

Note: Googling for a graph of global temperature over time? See here.

More fish in a barrel, and indeed fish that have already been shot up quite thoroughly, but I’ve been running into Svensmarxists of late.

According to something called the “Daily Tech”, which is the sort of news site that credits Anthony Watts with being a “meteorologist” (he was a TV weatherman for some time; I don’t know if he has an undergrad degree),

many climatologists now believe solar magnetic activity – which determines the number of sunspots — is an influencing factor for climate on earth

which, as we used to say in calculus class, is true for sufficiently small values of “many”. [more]