April 14, 1984

On April 14, 1984, the Texas Board of Education began requiring that the state’s public school textbooks specifically describe the evolution of human beings as “theory rather than fact” without explaining the difference between a scientific theory, general opinion, and religious teachings. It should come as no surprise that Texas is one of the states that lead the nation in people who believe the earth is flat, that vaccines cause autism, that the world is only 6,800 years old, and that putting fluoride in the drinking water is a communist plot to control the minds of America’s youth.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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