Georgia Takes a Step Back

I can’t believe this. My former home, the State of Georgia, is currently embroiled in controversy over whether to teach alternative theories regarding the origins of life on Earth. This is just ludicrous.

“Creation is not science, so it should not be taught in science class,” said Dr. Ayala, a professor of genetics at the University of California at Irvine. “We don’t teach astrology instead of astronomy or witchcraft practices instead of medicine.”

This is from a NY Times article entitled Georgia Takes on ‘Evolution’. These people are serious; however, they need to take time out from thumping their bibles and look at the world around them. Really look at some fossils. Really look at some evolutionary evidence.

Of course, the crux of the issue is that they’re embarrassed to be related to apes.