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Somebody needs to take the whole state of Kansas out to see “Inherit the Wind.” The Kansas state board of education has voted to remove any reference to Darwin’s theory of evolution from state standardized tests. More than a decade ago, the Supreme Court ruled that public schools cannot teach creationism – the theory that God created the universe in seven very hectic days. Opponents of the move say conservatives are trying their only remaining tactic – limiting the teaching of evolution. “We’re going back to the 1880s,” said Charlie Pierce of Hutchinson High School, who has taught biology for 18 years. “It does make us look to the people in the rest of the country that we’re a bunch of hicks.” Shucks, no, Charlie. Perish the thought.

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