Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Grace Haddad, 16, who doesn’t believe the world will end May 21, discussing her mother, who does.
She’ll say, ‘You need to clean up your room.’ And I’ll say, ‘Mom, it doesn’t matter, if the world’s going to end!
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, throwing his support behind a Rick Perry for president campaign.
It’s axiomatic, you are not going to be elected president unless you’ve got at least a ten inch part in your hair, preferably 14-inch.
Texas state Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, on a proposed measure to strip state funding to all hospitals and clinics that perform abortions or even “abortion-related services.”
I’m getting a little tired of men speaking for women’s health.
Texas state Sen. Bob Deuell, R-Greenville, speaking in favor of “noodling,” the practice of hand-fishing for catfish.
I personally don’t noodle, but I would defend to the death your right to do so.
Texas state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., D-Brownsville, arguing for “compassionate moralism” as the Texas Legislature debates immigration legislation.
In addition, I wonder how Joseph and Mary would have felt struggling in Egypt as undocumented workers if Pharaoh had decreed a law similar to some of those found in the Texas Legislature this session.
Craig McClain on his hopes for the team of stalwart scientists who fanned out across the country to participate in the Darwin Day Road Show, offering them an opportunity to share their excitement about science to students and faculty around the country.
We wanted to convey the excitement and relevance of science, that scientists are part of the general public (you may even see us shopping at the grocery store) and to begin building a community of support for science.
Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, telling an audience that he believes evolutionary science and creationism can coexist.
I believe that creation as an act of faith is true and I believe that science as a mechanical process is true. Both can be true. I don’t think there is necessarily a conflict between the two.
Fergus Cullen, former New Hampshire Republican Party chair, claiming the Iowa Republican Party has become so dominated by evangelicals that some potential candidates will be tempted to largely skip the state.
[I]t’s hard to talk about real issues when three quarters of the audience wears tinfoil hats.