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Say anything but the 'E' word

In another example of how incredibly moronic state leaders can sometimes be, the Georgia State School Superintendent has propsed to remove the word 'evolution' from the science curriculum. She wants to replace it with the phrase 'biological changes over time.' I think that's one of the dumbest things I've heard this year. It is almost saying the word evolution is not politically correct, so we need to make it softer. It's also a nice springboard to completely removing the concept from the schools. I am not a fan of political correctness. It has it's place, but for the most part, it has been taken way to far. Face it, some people are handicap, some are retarded, and some are just fucking fat. If I call someone a 'fat pig', then they probably have a right to be offended, because odds are, I have just made an attempt to insult them. (though I like to think I could do a lot better than 'fat pig'). But if I merely say 'You broke the chair because your fat,' then I have merely stated a fact based on an observation.

On the other, more sane, side of the news, NASA is rethinking their decision to stop supporting Hubble. They may continue maintenance on it for a while longer, because people just like it.

In other news, Im leaving in a couple hours to spend the weekend in OK. So everyone should have a merry Superbowl weekend.

Comments (4)

Ryan:

Morons abound...somewhere in Kansas, I think, they are actually not allowed to teach evolution at all.

I think that ban lasted less than two years. I may be thinking of something else, but I'm pretty sure Kansas teaches evolution again.

Social conservatives who prefer religious creation to be taught instead of evolution criticized the proposal as well.

"If you're teaching the concept without the word, what's the point?" said Rep. Bobby Franklin, a Republican. "It's stupid. It's like teaching gravity without using the word gravity."

Ok, is Bobby here supposed to be representative of the "Social conservatives who prefer religious creation to be taught instead of evolution"?
If so, his response is amazing. I wonder how much truth he realizes is behind the statement. Gravity and Evolution both being theories that modern scientests (Physicists/Biologists)depend on for their work. You know, since Evolution is just a theory, there's no need to teach the kiddies, I wonder if the next step is to stop teaching the theory of gravity?
Maybe I'm misinterpreting the whole thing. If I am, I probably sound like a moron, and I'll make Phlome go back and delete this comment.

You callin' me fat? :)

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