June 4, 2008

Design: maybe. Intelligent: not so much.

It must be fun to be a science teacher in Texas, where you might have to start instructing your students on the "strengths and weaknesses" of evolutionary theory.

It must be fun to have the chairman of your state's education board tell the New York Times that he doesn't believe in evolution, and that, he believes the Earth is -- and I swear to Cal Ripken, he actually said this to the New York Times -- thousands of years old, not 4.5 billion. He backed up this well-researched scientific assertion by telling the paper: “I believe a lot of incredible things. The most incredible thing I believe is the Christmas story. That little baby born in the manger was the god that created the universe.”

I think it would be perfectly fine for this dude to be the chairman of your local church board, but couldn't he come up with another job besides chairman of the goddamn state board of education?

Loree, are you sure you don't want to move back?


Loree said...

It's funny... I spent the first 22 years of my life in small-town western KY, convinced it was the most conservative, closed-minded place ever. Then, I moved to Texas and it made KY look like a hippie paradise. I guess that's what it took to make me appreciate my home state.

Your escalator operator said...

New state slogan? Texas: We'll make you appreciate where you grew up.

bugs said...

dumb people make me laugh...
and, that's not a reference to loree, obviously. that's a reference to the science whiz. just to be clear.