Georgia Decides to Bring Back ‘Old Backwards’ South

David Galbraith on one of the stupider happenings in public education in America.

In 1848, in Georgia, it was illegal to teach a black person to read. Two years ago it was illegal to teach women in Afghanistan. Today Georgia is considering banning the word evolution from its school text books, making it illegal to fully educate anyone.

And my favorite quote from MeFi:

Without evolution, how can the white man be superior to the black man?

MeFi also linked to Evolution is a Fact and a Theory which is a fantastic primer on the difference between facts and theories – and how we non-scientific types get ’em confused.