Crazee State Alert!

The terrible sand people of the terrible sand kingdom of Arizonastan.

Here we go again in the terrible sand kingdom of Arizonastan, they look around and see no signs of evolution therefore: Evolution wording removed from draft of Arizona school science standards

“The Arizona Department of Education hopes to make changes to science standards, which will affect K-12 districts and charter schools. The changes include removing the word “evolution” in some areas and describing it as a “theory” in others.

“…In the draft, the word “evolution” is crossed out multiple times and replaced with different phrases which were in bold, underlined or written in the color green.

“In one area of the draft focusing on life science essential standards for high school students, “evolution” is replaced with the words “biological diversity.” This section reads: “Obtain, evaluate, and communicate evidence that describes how inherited traits in a population can lead to evolution biological diversity.”

“In an area regarding the “Core Ideas for Knowing Science,” it reads, “The theory of evolution seeks to make clear the unity and diversity of organisms, living and extinct, is the result of evolution organisms. Our countless generations changes resulting from natural diversity within a species are believed to lead to the selection of those individuals best suited to survive under certain conditions.”

You know, just like how native Arizona species like McCains are cavefish white from hiding out in air conditioned ranches, houses, and condos all over the state. Natural selection.

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Skinny-D)

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17 Responses to Crazee State Alert!

  1. Karla says:

    When they outlaw evolution, only outlaws will evolve.

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  2. RWW says:

    Methinks eugenics and “racial purity” and other such notions cannot be far behind this effort.

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  3. donnah says:

    And Ohio says, Hold my beer…

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  4. MDavis says:

    I would not have a problem with describing evolution as a theory, which it is, if they would also explain exactly what a scientific theory is, and a hypothesis, and how the scientific method works. They could gain attention with the examples given by Mythbusters and then move on to drawing up a hypothesis, testing it, comparing notes … It could be quite educational.
    Not that that would happen, of course.

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    • ming says:

      Gravity is a theory. Works every fucking time. Just saying.

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      • MDavis says:

        Exactly! And if schools were actually allowed to teach the difference between ‘theory’ as defined by the scientific method vs. as defined by paparazzi and theocrats we could bet back to education.

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    • Osirisopto says:

      The problem they have with theories is they keep thinking they’re spelled “t-h-e-o-c-r-a-c-y”.

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  5. w3ski4me says:

    In the Twenty First Century of our existence, the theocrats still control what we can say and do and teach to the coming generations? You know, I really thought Education might help us, but we still have to educate around them?
    w3ski

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  6. Pyed says:

    Millennia ago there was nothing in Arizonistan but sand and lower animals, and today there is nothing in Arizonistan but sand and lower animals.

    Do you think maybe evolution doesn’t work in Arizonistan?

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    • There are some wonderfully evolved lower animals: we have many fine examples of poisonous snakes, lizards and scorpions in this state, and that’s just in the Legislature and Governor’s office…

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  7. RWW says:

    No. judging from Barry Goldwater, they have definitely gone backwards.

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  8. w3ski4me says:

    A “conservative State” that makes other conservative States, cringe.

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  9. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    Ya know, I stopped thinking that going to monthly science lectures in a bar was subversive in November of 2008… now the feeling has come roaring back.

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    • tengrain says:

      There’s a technical bookstore (Ada’s, and it has a bar—this is Seattle after all—and the name of the bar is The Lab) in my ‘hood that has weekly, and sometime nightly science lectures.

      This is a magical place, Seattle. Never, ever change.

      Rgds,

      TG

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  10. Here’s a more thorough artcle (hopefully it isn’t behind a paywall) http://tucson.com/news/local/arizona-s-schools-chief-seeks-limits-on-teaching-evolution-big/article_f0d34421-7bca-5195-a069-829347b33cc8.html

    Our State Minister of MisinformationState School superintendant Diane Douglas:

    “Evolution is a theory in many ways,” Douglas said. “That’s what our children should understand.”
    She said there are parts of evolution that are proven science, other elements are “very theoretical.”
    “And if we’re going to educate our children instead of just indoctrinate them to one way of thinking, we have to be able to allow them to explore all types of areas,” she said.
    So does Douglas believe there’s any scientific basis behind intelligent design?
    “Maybe there will be someday,” she responded.
    “Once upon a time people said the Earth was flat and it couldn’t possibly be round,” Douglas said. “I don’t know.”

    Good, bitch. Next time we’ll give you penicillin for a bacterial infection, you know, because parts of ‘evolution’ are ‘very theorhetical’…

    Just a wee side note, although I presume most of you know this already unlike our fucking moron of a school superintendant. There was never any real doubt of the shape of the earth. The Babylonians knew it was round. Erastothenes calculated the circumference amazingly accurately for someone using nothing more than a stick and a deep well, in 240 BC, BECAUSE it was common knowledge THEN that it WAS round, not to prove it was round.

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    • Infidel753 says:

      Of course evolution is a theory. In science, a “theory” is an established explanation which has been shown to account for a broad range of observed phenomena and has consistently been verified by evidence. It’s far more solid than just an ordinary fact.

      Actually, during the Dark Ages after the Classical civilization was destroyed by the rise of religious fanaticism, Europe lost most of the accumulated Greco-Roman scientific knowledge and did largely revert to believing the Earth was flat and the center of the universe — a degeneration the theocrats in the US today seem hell-bent on repeating. By the time of Columbus, though, most people realized it was round, since some of the knowledge of Classical-era pagan science had been recovered, largely because the Arabs and Persians translated and preserved it. People like Douglas fought against that recovery every step of the way, and they’re still at it.

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      • tengrain says:

        Infidel –

        I have noted to my friends that no human child is identical to its parents and siblings, and that the whole point of sex is to avoid populating the world with people exactly like us, which to my mind this is perhaps the most comforting idea in evolution. Especially after visiting my family.

        It all comes down to sex with the theocrats, and that distills furthermore into their misogyny that Eve got them kicked out of Paradise.

        It’s all the same to them.

        Rgds,

        TG

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