Forward to the past

Okay, here’s a head-scratcher for you and something to keep in the back of your mind to feel better about the fact that you don’t live in Kansas (assuming, of course, that you don’t). The Kansas Board of Education (a title I think they’ll need to reconsider very shortly) is putting evolution on trial this week, starting six days of hearings (hmm, six days. six days. doesn’t the Bible say that God created the world in six… must be a coincidence) on Thursday to see if school children of the corn should be taught evolution or so-called “intelligent design” AKA “God’s plan” or both.
Yes, boys and girls, the heartland of America is hoping to turn the clocks back and teach its children that we humans are so special and amazing that the idea that we evolved from lower forms of life is just, whoa, insanity and instead let’s believe that Adam and Eve and a serpent and then their children and lots of, shall we say, inter-family relationships is what really begat and begat and begat you and me, or at least you since I’m gay and therefore probably an abomination or something.
The anti-evolutionists, or “the crazy people,” argue that there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that human life isn’t random at all and is, instead, the result of a design by some intelligence that, um, also, I guess, designed the fact that we’re kind of destroying our own home planet in the process of being so intelligently designed.
Is it time to welcome our insect overlords, yet?

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