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Oscar Wildcat - 2011-06-21

..and I believe these painted harlots should be stoned to death, so it's all good yes?

IrishWhiskey - 2011-06-21

To be fair, most of them don't say "evolution is wrong", they say "evolution should be taught, but kids should learn whatever they want to believe is true."

Wait, that's not better.

IrishWhiskey - 2011-06-21

Some highlights:

Arkansas' "I was never taught evolution in school."
Florida's "We don't know where the first person came from."
Georgia's "Teach science and the Bible and let people decide" (most say 'teach all options', but then mention only biblical creationism as the alternative).
Hawaii's "Everyone should have their own opinion taught."
Iowa's "Teach science as an elective" (she's sadly not the only one)
Kentucky's "Schools shouldn't teach any subject where there's differing opinions"
Mississippi's "It's only a theory, not a fact"
Nevada's "We should teach how Nevada evolved, instead of how people evolved"
New York's "Religion should be taught in schools. Knowledge is power. GO JOE!"
North Dakota's breasts
Virginia's "As a compromise, only teach bits and pieces of theories"

takewithfood - 2011-06-21

My favourite was Idaho's: "I believe that evolution should be... mentioned in school? The thing is, it's all about what you believe in. and it shouldn't be pushed on you, but again, you should be knowledged about it, I guess."

Unfortunately, the only acceptable answers are either "Yes", or "I don't know what the fuck I'm talking about."

Tameriaen - 2011-06-21

I'm confused. I watched this video and was under the impression that more the majority actively said "Yes, teach it in school" -- many added some qualifier, along the lines of "teach it with other theories" and of those a handful suggested students should learn "both sides of the story", but comparatively few (less than five I think) said "no". There were a number of women who said, "I don't believe it, but I think it should be taught." The description's suggestion that only TWO subscribed to evolution is wrong.

Toenails - 2011-06-21

Everyone but those two think there is a debate or controversy in the Theory of Evolution. All those qualifiers were TEACH ALL SIDES, or DON'T TAKE RELIGION OUT OF THE SCHOOLS.

Nobody that understands how the theory helps explain observation would ever say "It should be taught, but...".

SolRo - 2011-06-21

Ask these retards if Communism, Socialism and Authoritarianism should be taught (in a positive way) in history and economics classes.

Or if English classes should read Karl Marx's, Pro-gay or anti-war books.

They'll shut the fuck up about "teaching the controversy" really quick.

And that's actual legitimate controversy, putting sky wizard into an EMPIRICAL MOTHERFUCKING SCIENCE CLASS is just religious horseshit.

jangbones - 2011-06-21

I believe we should Teach the Controversy in the following way.

"Class...there is no controversy. If you do not believe in evolution, you are stupid and hopeless. There is nothing controversial about that."

IrishWhiskey - 2011-06-21

They don't actually mean what they're saying. No one really thinks that kids should be able to answer math questions based on their own beliefs, or that history books should be written based on whatever the local community prefers. They just pretend to in this particular instance as a way of sneaking in their personal beliefs without having to justify them.

Actually, that might be unfair. Some of those ninnies recoil from any answer that might provoke disagreement, and might actually be trained to appease people, rather than consider what is actually true or practical.

pastorofmuppets - 2011-06-21

The shitty thing about "teach the controversy" is that it appeals to people's sense of fairness. It presupposes a controversy, but, yeah. Fuck this land.

Spoonybard - 2011-06-21

These are women whose goal in a conversation is to feel out what the man they're talking to believes and agree with that. They're giving the answers that are likely to sound good to the most people.

kingarthur - 2011-06-21

Exactly. See also: beigeocrat.

Hooker - 2011-06-21

None of them were wearing bikinis. What?

Adham Nu'man - 2011-06-21

Devo was right about everything.

StanleyPain - 2011-06-21

Oh thank god..New Mexico gave a sane answer. GO NM! (even though you didn't win the Miss pretty contest, I'm sorry)

Mother_Puncher - 2011-06-21

What I learned:
-"All theories" are either creationism of evolution
-There isn't enough water in the world to wash all that make-up away
-This pageant still exists

Nikon - 2011-06-21

Ladies, why spoil the illusion by talking?

pastorofmuppets - 2011-06-21

"I took evolution in college"

joelkazoo - 2011-06-21

To paraphrase Craig Ferguson: "We need to make sure these women are smart enough to be beauty queens!"

Siebenstein - 2011-06-21

I hate how most of them think that evolution would be a controversial addition to the teaching of the "theory" of creation, rather than the other way around.

Also, many of these women are not particularly attractive. Like what the fuck North Carolina.

kingarthur - 2011-06-21

In Mississippi at least, winning a beauty pageant has little to do with how attractive you are (you must still be thin) and everything to do with how white and connected your family is.

Siebenstein - 2011-06-21

I meant North Dakota. I think. I'm confused.

Sudan no1 - 2011-06-21

Beauty contests aren't about how pretty you are, they're makeup and dress contests (unless those horrible child pageant clips on POEtv have lied to me).

Also you probably consume too much porn.

Old_Zircon - 2011-06-21

In their defense, they are doing an excellent job of representing their country.

jangbones - 2011-06-21


IrishWhiskey - 2011-06-21

I love that they're called 'delegates' instead of contestants, in an attempt to feign importance. The states didn't chose them, the private organization did. You can't be a delegate to a pageant, on behalf of that same pageant.

grimcity - 2011-06-22

5 for you.

...and God and country.

Anaxagoras - 2011-06-21

It's amazing to me that these empty-headed morons all believe that children should be taught as much as possible in schools, when it's obvious that they themselves have learned precious little.

I guess they mean that non-pretty people should learn as much as possible.

Sudan no1 - 2011-06-21

Why even ask them this question, are they running for governor?Wait, don't answer that question.

twinkieafternoon - 2011-06-21

I prefer Caroline in Tights to be Miss PoeTV.

pastorofmuppets - 2011-06-21

Miss Delaware annoys me the most. "Yeah, I think everyone should try evolution once. Kids should grow by making their own mistakes." Really condescending.

pastorofmuppets - 2011-06-21

On second listen, I can't really tell what the hell she means. I guess she thinks evolution is true but is afraid to say it.

baleen - 2011-06-21

Why is the starting music like the kind of music an PSA would use before a wispy narrator started talking about the bulimia epidemic? Oh....

TeenerTot - 2011-06-21

I look upon it and despair.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2011-06-22

I think we should all be so lucky to be knowledged in this perspective.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2011-06-22

Also, wtf is with Miss Washington's answer? She's pulling a total Palin here.

frau_eva - 2011-06-22

Jesus Christ, I can't believe Miss Louisiana answered decently. Yet again, we can feel superior to Mississippi.

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