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biological changes over time seem stunted in Georgia

2004-01-30 18:45:07.248935+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Yesterday Larry mentioned that Nothing Will Evolve in Georgia, this morning the The Chronicle has the AP article on the political correctness situation that's... evolving there. Apparently:

The state's school superintendent has proposed striking the word evolution from Georgia's science curriculum and replacing it with the phrase "biological changes over time."

It's worth reading the articles for the various people quoted.

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#Comment Re: biological changes over time seem stunted in Georgia made: 2004-01-30 21:01:40.831875+00 by: Mars Saxman

I remember once when I was a kid visiting the aquarium with my family. I read all the tags and marvelled at things like the surface-floating fish that had split its eyes into an above-water pair and a below-water pair, the fish that had moved both of its eyes onto one side of its body so it could hide on the seafloor, the eel that had developed the ability to generate electrical charges to stun its prey. When we left, my dad (a very conservative Christian) made some disparaging remark about all the bias toward "evolutionism" in the descriptions. I couldn't figure out what he was talking about; the tags merely described how the fish had adapted themselves to their environments. None of them claimed that the fish had "evolved" that way, or mentioned evolution at all. I was astonished, after he explained that it meant the same thing, to discover that evolution was the simple concept of adaptation over time, and not some big scary piece of propaganda.