Ed Driscoll

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS--it's not just for

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS–it’s not just for leftwing atheists anymore! The state school superintendent for Georgia has proposed striking the word evolution from Georgia’s science curriculum and replacing it with the phrase “biological changes over time“:

Superintendent Kathy Cox said the concept of evolution would still be taught under the proposal, but the word would not be used. The proposal would not require schools to buy new textbooks omitting the word evolution and would not prevent teachers from using it.

Cox repeatedly referred to evolution as a “buzzword” Thursday and said the ban was proposed, in part, to alleviate pressure on teachers in socially conservative areas where parents object to its teaching.

“If teachers across this state, parents across this state say, ‘This is not what we want,’ then we’ll change it,” said Cox, a Republican elected in 2002.

There’s no doubt that much of the bloom has come off of Darwin in the past few years, but pandering is pandering. If you’re going to continue teaching evolution (and frankly, I’m not losing any sleep over its being taught in school), might as well call it what it is.