Edjicatin’ like it’s 1925

Tennessee’s education poobahs have removed the word “evolution” from the title of their state biology standards section that deals with evolution. It’s now “biological change” (see Standard 6.0) Natural selection, you see, causes “biological change.”

Evolution is still mentioned, but the title is changed.

Santayana’s ghost stepped out for moment, said something about finding the ghost of John T. Scopes.

<hoax>In other Tennessee news, the legislature is debating whether to call a shovel a “spade,” or to call it  a “rake.” One side says it doesn’t matter what you call it, so long as you call it something other than what it is. One legislator made a long, impassioned speech against “a rake’s progress,” saying it isn’t mentioned in the Bible. </hoax>

Tip of the old scrub brush to Mama Tried.

2 Responses to Edjicatin’ like it’s 1925

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    Maybe it is overrated. Maybe we should call it Ninesee. Maybe Eightesee.


  2. Mike O'Risal says:

    And America just got a little more stupid.

    A “biological change” doesn’t describe anything. When you stub your toe, you have a “biological change.” Going through menopause is a “biological change.”

    I’m at a loss. Maybe we should just start calling Tennessee “Patch of Dirt.” It’s just as descriptive as “biological change.”


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