Steven Schafersman

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Steven Schafersman
Born Steven Dale Schafersman
(1948-11-04) November 4, 1948 (age 65)
Dumas, Texas, USA
Occupation Geologist
Website
www.BadGeology.com

Steven Dale Schafersman (born November 4, 1948 in Dumas, Texas) is an American geologist and current President of Texas Citizens for Science, an advocacy group that opposes teaching creationism as science in the public schools.[1][2][3] In addition, he is also known for his blog www.BadGeology.com.

Biography[edit]

Schafersman holds a B.S. in Geology and Biology from Northern Illinois University, a M.S. in Geology, and a Ph.D. in Geology (1983) from Rice University.[4] He currently resides in Midland, Texas with his wife Dr. Gae Kovalick, a University of Texas of the Permian Basin professor of Biology.[5] He specialized in invertebrate paleontology, stratigraphy, and sedimentary petrology.

Schafersman grew up collecting fossils, mushrooms, insects, rocks, minerals, and playing outdoors in Texas, Arkansas, and Illinois.

Schafersman taught at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (2000-2002), Miami University (Ohio) (1994-1999), University of Houston (1984-1989) and Houston Community College (1974-1978 and 1984-1994).[4]

He has been a pro-science activist since 1989.[6][7][8]

In addition, he created the Free Inquiry website, dedicated to educating the public on humanism and skepticism and the Texas Citizens for Science website, committed to opposing the representation of religious concepts such as intelligent design and creationism as science in Texas textbooks. Schafersman contributes to a blog column for the Houston Chronicle at Evo.Sphere Blog.[9]

Texas State Board of Education[edit]

Schafersman works against the movement to revise the Texas State Board of Education science curriculum to include religious objections to evolution.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Eyes on Texas". Texas Observer. November 28, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  2. ^ Williams, Sally (July 4, 2007). "The God curriculum". London: The Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  3. ^ "Emotions rage at book hearing Dozens testify on what to say about". San Antonio Express-News. September 11, 2003. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  4. ^ a b "Academic". badgeology.com. 2008. Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  5. ^ "Access and Equity Committee". University of Texas. 2008. Archived from the original on 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  6. ^ "EVOLUTION, `CONTRARY' THEORIES OK'd FOR TEXTS". Dallas Morning News. March 11, 1989. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  7. ^ "Biology texts are criticized For 1st time, books address evolution". Dallas Morning News. July 11, 1990. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  8. ^ Debbie Graves (March 11, 1989). "Education board gave in to creationists, scientist charges". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  9. ^ Steven Schafersman (2008). "Education board gave in to creationists, scientist charges". Houston Chronicle. Archived from the original on 2011-08-05. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 

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