Wow. How many O’s in STOOOOPID?
In Illinois, new legislation before the Senate declares Pluto a planet. Why? Because Clyde Tombaugh was born there, and they feel robbed. What’s next, Ohio declaring the moon a planet ’cause Neil Armstrong walked on it?
No, Oklahoma trying to ban Richard Dawkins. That’s right – being offended that Dawkins pushes back against creationist woo, Oklahoma legislators are trying to ban him from entering the state, because he offends “most of the citizens of Oklahoma”.
The document goes on to say “THAT the Oklahoma House of Representatives encourages the University of Oklahoma to engage in an open, dignified, and fair discussion of the Darwinian theory of evolution and all other scientific theories which is the approach that a public institution should be engaged in and which represents the desire and interest of the citizens of Oklahoma.” Of course, since there currently ARE no other scientific theories for evolution, that part of the curriculum will be very brief. Next.
Of course, with this stooopidity going on in Oklahoma and Illinois, poor Missouri is stuck right in the middle…