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Creationism still not stopping Texas jobs surge

Last year, we noted, in response to a boycott call, that science-based industry doesn’t seem to be shunning Texas simply because Darwin’s boys don’t run everything unchallenged there.

One commenter suggested that the newborn Texans were attracted mainly to liberal Austin. Which doesn’t quite work as an explanation because many of the firms are migrating from California.

Austin is doubtless as interesting a left coast outpost as it is locally touted to be, but it’s hardly UC Berkeley …

Meanwhile, a Texan reader writes to remind us of that little squib and to say that a successful California firm is now moving to Texas.

We wondered if we should suggest that our reader write to the firm’s CEO and ask him urgently to reconsider because the Darwin lobby says that “creationism is bad for job growth.”

On reflection, we desisted. The reader is a Texan after all, and it might be a conflict of interest. If Texas can’t have Darwin, it can at least have science-based industries, jobs, and prosperity as a sort of consolation prize.

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5 Responses to Creationism still not stopping Texas jobs surge

  1. ” a successful California firm is now moving to Texas.”

    That company is “Waste Connections” …. which “provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services.”

    Biotech? Biology? Evolution? I’m missing the connection? Or is it that California is broke,and Texas’s light taxes and regulations has dragged some business away?

    And Texas is a great place to do some waste disposal. Bribe the governor, and you can dumo medical, or radioactive waste anywhere you please.

    http://www.reuters.com/article.....3Z20110901

  2. Like DrRec I completely fail to see the connection between creationism and companies moving to Texas. Best I can tell it is related to the cost of doing business, and nothing at all to do with biology.

    This post is just incoherent and makes no sense (which sadly seems to be a trend, but I guess “News” must fill the daily quota some how. )

  3. It hardly matters for News – the headline is still there for visitors to the site, many of whom won’t read the comments. So visitors can come away with the “news” that it is OK to have Creationism because it won’t stop you getting lots of jobs in your area.

  4. Wow, just wow- evos miss the connection, again, as usual

    Last year, we noted, in response to a boycott call, that science-based industry doesn’t seem to be shunning Texas simply because Darwin’s boys don’t run everything unchallenged there.

    “science-based industry” and solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services requires science and engineering to get it right.

  5. I get the connection that News is trying to make, I just don’t think there is any evidence that in this case it has anything to do with a boycott one way or the other. News wants to make it sound as if this company is defying this boycott, but it appears they are moving purely for business reasons. And it’s only a 100 people, so not exactly a “job surge”. And honestly it’s a bit of a stretch to say this is a true science-based company that is doing pioneering scientific research. Looks more like a service-based company.

    But then News seems to be quite good at making up news stories when there isn’t really any news. Gotta meet that quota!

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