This isn’t directly related to Florida’s First Creationism Bill for 2011, but it may give a strong indication of that bill’s chances of becoming law.
We like to think that our humble blog has at least some credibility, so we must tell you straightaway that we have serious doubts about posting this item. We didn’t make this thing up; we found it in one of our usual news sweeps. However, you know that today is April First, so we can’t trust anything we find on the internet today, even if it comes from usually reliable sources.
And then there’s Poe’s Law, which is familiar to most of us who follow The Controversy between evolution and creationism. It states: “Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of fundamentalism that someone won’t mistake for the real thing.”
With that double proviso in mind, we urge you to read this item we found at the website of the Miami Herald: Democrat scolded for saying ‘uterus’ on House floor.
We’re not going to excerpt even a little bit. You have to read the original, and then see if you know what to make of it. Is it an April Fool’s joke? Is it a “Poe”? Or is it an accurate news story about the Florida legislature?
We report, you decide.
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