The Florida anti-evolution bill I mentioned yesterday? It is an ex-bill.
Something tells me this issue isn’t dead, just pinin’ for the Everglades.
Knucklehead, eh? Hey PZ, Brandon called you knucklehead! I think you can’t let that one sit. Just sayin’
am i pessimistic to think “what’s next?”
You need to visit Fark.com. They have their own Florida tag…
Look, I took the liberty of examining that bill when I got it home, and I discovered the only reason that it had been sitting on its perch in the first place was that it had been NAILED there.
They did this despite the fact the I notified those two knucklehead about the filing
Here is someone who does not proofread his own text, complaining about others not reading his words.
In a fit of post hoc reasoning I can only conclude that the defeat has something to do with the increase in the Florida serpent population.
No, Matt, you’re not pessimistic. You’re realistic.
Hooray for Florida. We’re not as stupid as Texas. In fact our new public school science standards are perhaps the best in the nation. They make evolution one of the big ideas of science. Our old standards didn’t even mention the word “evolution”.
Sounds like a t-shirt “At least we’re not as stupid as Texas”
I give PZ a lot of credit for linking to a blog post that refers to him as a knucklehead.
Congratulations, Florida. Would that our own decision in Texas had been as wise.
The fight goes on.
To celebrate (and with a nod to PZ’s bikini girl anecdote), I give you:
Mr. Elvis Costello!
Omg a blue “Mr. Elvis Costello” -text! Give us the link too next time
MikeG@#1: I laughed out loud. Thank you sir. I wonder who else will get the reference.
Dammit. Thanks for the catch!
What I meant to do.
Ah, upon re-reading the comments, I notice cpsmith indeed knew the reference, and made a humorous quip of his own.
Maybe they teach this in Texas?
And America’s wang narrowly escapes being the dumbest state in the union, again.
At least we can still point and laugh at Texas.
The tide is turning against them, after all. Haven’t I recently heard that the number of religious people in the U.S. is decreasing?
It’s not, pinin, it’s passed on! This bill is no more! It has ceased to be! It’s expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late bill! It’s a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed it to the bulletin, it would be pushing up daisies! Its metabolical processes are of interest only to historians! It’s hopped the twig! It’s shuffled off this mortal coil! It’s run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible!
Yea! We’re finally winning a race for something here in Texas! We didn’t win the race to have to worst education program – came in 2nd on that one. But now we’ve got a real chance to be most unfrackingbelievably nuts in the nation with regards to messing up Educational science standards!! And, we get to take the rest of the nation down with us by screwing up textbooks for all!! Yes.
Sometimes, sometimes, I am ashamed to be a Texan.
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