“Georgia students could graduate from high school without learning much about evolution, and may never even hear the word uttered in class.
New middle and high school science standards proposed by state Schools Superintendent Kathy Cox strike references to “evolution” and replace them with the term “biological changes over time,” a revision critics say will further weaken learning in a critical subject.”
Oh, yeah. Brilliant. Praise the Lord.
You know, the really good thing about this sort of stuff is that it’s a self-correcting system. The way it’ll work is as follows: The Fundie Right will continue to very slowly take over the US, slowly, and keep phasing out pesky old “Science” and “Truth” and suchlike, in favour of their stories about invisible supermen who live in the sky. Several generations later, there’s little menaingful scientific research and development going on in the US, because it’s The Devils Work. And then one day, the fundies will get all het up about forn’ types and come screaming out of the US, armed with rifles and pistols and nukes and all the other neat stuff they managed to develop up until the point where they chucked science out of the window. And they’ll be intent on bringing The Word to other countries by force if necessary. And at that point, the countries who have NOT chucked in Science in favour of Delusion will raise their personal force fields, activate the fusion dampening fields, and open fire into the crowds of fundies with hypersonic railguns and particle cannons. And I think they’ll smile as they do so. I know I would.