New Florida Board of Education Chair: “I won’t support any evolution being taught as fact at all in any of our schools.”

By Mark Frauenfelder | 2 August 2019
Boing Boing

A surefire way to tell if someone is a liar and/or ignorant about science is if they say a scientific theory is “only a theory,” like it’s a guess or a hypothesis and not a factual framework. That’s exactly what Florida’s new Board of Education chairman, a citrus farmer named Andy Tuck, said about the theory of evolution when he was the vice-chairman:

“As a person of faith, I strongly oppose any study of evolution as fact at all. I’m purely in favor of it staying a theory and only a theory. I won’t support any evolution being taught as fact at all in any of our schools.”

Tuck was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. This religious crap has got to stop!

    They refuse to prove their gods – knowing full well that they cannot – so they deflect by attacking the sciences – which have no need of any gods!

    • This atheist crap has got to stop!

      They refuse to prove that god does not exist – knowing full well that they cannot – so they deflect by attacking the religion. Evolution is not a fact and not 100% proven.

  2. I have no problem teaching the theory of evolution as a theory
    So long as science is taught and explained and students understand the difference between a scientific theory and a fairy story

    • Just a heads up, but when referring to scientific theory, the word "theory" doesn't actually mean it's a guess, idea, hunch, etc… that's called a hypothesis. Theory is what happens after a hypothesis is peer reviewed, found to be factual, and can't be disproved. In light of that, your statement is kind of embarrassing for you.

  3. I am targeted by FB!

    7 times x30 days immediately following each other,
    FB blocks me stating that I am offending religions
    (3 times within seconds by an algorithm)

    (FB states that it will defend religions automatically for respectful discussions in religions.

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    This is a result of my reporting religious sites for lies, spam and fraud!

  4. ACLU,HELP! WE NEED YOU HERE IN FLORIDA TO SUE THE STATE TO STOP THIS DARK AGE FLAT EARTH MEDIEVALISM! HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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