Because you shouldn't be able to fail a student just for being 100% dead wrong, a proposed Oklahoma law (which is actually moving forward because this is Oklahoma we're talking about) will prevent science teachers from flunking students who argue dinosaurs and humans coexisted. Which, except for in science fiction and my fantasies, they did not.
The state legislator's committee in charge of education standards has approved a law that would forbid teachers from penalizing students who argue against widely accepted scientific theories, such as evolution and climate change.
"I proposed this bill because there are teachers and students who may be afraid of going against what they see in their textbooks," said Republican State Representative Gus Blackwell who sponsored the Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act, which can now go the state legislature for a vote.
You know those shirts that say 'Oklahoma is OK!' because OK is the state abbreviation for Oklahoma? $100 says nobody behind this bill gets the pun. That said, if this passes I'm moving to Oklahoma to retake high school science classes and argue against everything. CHEMISTRY IS POTIONS, E = MC³, MAGNETS ARE JUST GRAVITY.
Thanks to Damien W, who's a biologist but 100% willing to abandon his career in favor of the possibility human/dino sexy times (his words, not mine -- we're gonna start a club).
Picture of me destroying a volcano atop my t-rex mount courtesy of my buddy Jesse Starr.