Tomorrow, I’ll be speaking to the Texas Board of Education to urge them not to undermine science textbooks, and to reject any supplement that includes creationist content. The only textbook supplement I know of that was submitted containing such creationist content comes from a one-man publisher called International Databases. ID, LLC’s supplement, not surprisingly, promotes IDC.
If only that were its greatest flaw. The supplement is rife with errors, probably over a thousand all told. It doesn’t address all the topics required from supplements. And there’s this:
I’ve driven from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone. It’s a drive almost due north. If you drive due east, as this map would have you do, you get to Colorado, not Wyoming (home of Yellowstone National Park). You certainly wouldn’t get to Yellowstone. The supplement has a whole section devoted to a travelogue of Glacier National Park, and another focused on an old mining town in Colorado. The author clearly likes traveling the west, but he doesn’t seem to know the geography.
Still, it’s more accurate than the supplement’s biology.