Just when you’re about to question whether humanity would be better off if Florida burned and sunk into the ocean, few good stories make me feel like we aren’t about to fall back into the stone age.
First, the Florida School Board decides that Evolution Must Be Taught. I am sure it was very hard for them (vote of 4 to 3) to decide that for the good of this country young minds need to be taught to reason and base conclusions on overwhelming observable evidence over blind faith in the invisible and undetectable Flying Spaghetti Monster which created the entire universe after drinking heavily and created humanity by the touch of his noodly appendage. And while the school system will not consider these creationism theories yet, there may be other places to learn about creationism, like maybe one of millions of churches or Olive Garden restaurants (hey, don’t hate on my beliefs!)
But speaking of space, if you live in Central Florida today is a very exciting day. In about an hour you might get to hear the sonic boom of the space shuttle Atlantis coming down. Turn your head southwest:
And to top it all off, at 10:01 PM the total lunar eclipse starts, the last until December 2010!
God bless Florida. Perhaps today will be remembered as an investment in the future of Florida where we will have more kids growing up to be engineers trying to figure out how to solve problems instead of high school dropouts converting abandoned gas stations into churches claiming to have all the answers based on a 2,000 year old book. (Citation: State of Tennessee)