I find this to be probably the most ridiculous thing I have heard of in a long time. The state of Georgia is planning to replace the word “evolution” with “biological changes over time”. How dumb is that? My favorite quote is from a Republican who opposes the change.
“If you’re teaching the concept without the word, what’s the point?” said Rep. Bobby Franklin, a Republican. “It’s stupid. It’s like teaching gravity without using the word gravity.”
I could not agree more. Obviously Mr. Franklin and I differ on how the teaching of evolution should be handled, but we both agree that merely rewording the teachings really does not change anything. In fact, Georgia does not plan to force schools to buy new books or even ban teachers from using the word. What a waste of time.