I didn’t pick up very quickly on the story about the State Superintendent of Education in Georgia banning the word evolution from that state’s science instruction (calling the term a "buzzword"!!). However, Jeff at So You Want to be a Science Teacher did a great job of taking apart the arguments for this extremely stupid move as did John at Whatever.

At least the Texas State Board of Education last fall had the guts to stand up to the folks pushing the "theory" of "intellegent design" to tell them that they could not water down the science curriculum with their crap. Maybe some intelligent people in Georgia can stop this latest piece of stupidity – Jimmy Carter and a variety of political, educational and religious leaders in the state have some extremely critical things to say about the decision.