Connectionist Propaganda

"Connectionist Sticker Propaganda" by atomicity, some rights reserved. I may actually keep this picture up.

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Because this letter from a lawyer complaining about the decision to have the anti-evolution sticker removed from textbooks makes my brain bleed. This was the sticker that said, This textbook contains material on evolution. Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things.…
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