Jerry Falwell Jr, a Trump appointee.

I’m sure the name Jerry Falwell Jr means more to US members than it does to me. A friend passed on a link where I read:

Donald Trump appoints creationist college president to lead higher education reform taskforce

According to Salon:

The focus will be on “overregulation and micromanagement of higher education,” according to university spokesman Len Stevens. This would be consistent with Falwell’s past positions, in which he has opposed federal regulations on funding and accreditation for American schools of higher learning.

Following the appointment of (Calvinist?) Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, should we be concerned for the future of public education in the US?

105 thoughts on “Jerry Falwell Jr, a Trump appointee.

  1. Mung: Did he provide evidence or did he just make a blanket claim that anyone quoting him and thought to be a creationist could be beaten over the head with. Was he vague or specific?

    His lecture was about classification. He was arguing for Transformed Cladistics and objecting to cladistics allowing assumptions from common descent to affect what he thought should be strictly an observational discipline.

  2. Alan Fox: It’s most annoying when the person quote-mined is no longer alive to clarify their intended meaning or refute misrepresentation.

    It’s even more annoying when someone is alive and what they say about what they were thinking is disbelieved. I’m sure you know all about that from your encounters with keiths. 🙂

  3. Alan Fox: It’s most annoying when the person quote-mined is no longer alive to clarify their intended meaning or refute misrepresentation.

    A good argument for immortality

  4. Alan Fox: It’s most annoying when the person quote-mined is no longer alive to clarify their intended meaning or refute misrepresentation.

    If they came back from the dead perhaps they would tell us they’ve changed their mind and perhaps even that creationists aren’t such a bad lot after all. 🙂

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