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fundamentalists, and they were successful in getting textbook
publishers to take out the word evolution, for example, from all
scientific books, and inserting Creationism in quite a few cases.
Now, because the publisher, if he can't sell to Texas has lost his-
Big chunk of market.
Big chunk of market. And putting out two editions becomes
too expensive. So not only are those people effective in Texas, but
they're effective in Rhode Island because it's the same book that
gets sold in Rhode Island. So we threatened to go to court there.
And suprise! suprise! before we even got to that, the attorney
general of Texas pronounced that this commission was illegal in it's
formation and so on, so on, and created a completely new Commission
which has changed everything as far as textbooks in Texas. That in
turn gave courage to the Californians to do something about their
state. What else have we done?
Well, we're involved now in two major suits that have to do with
the religious issue. One in Chapel Hill, South Carolina.
North Carolina. No it isn't Chapel Hill, it's Churchill.
It's a tiny little place. A tiny, tiny town, where the parents have insisted that their children not be forced to learn
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