palau’s jellyfish lake was once connected to the pacific ocean, but when the sea level dropped its population of jellyfish were left to thrive in the isolation of its algae rich waters. no longer needing to defend themselves from predators, the jellyfish lost their sting, allowing snorkelers to now swim with them as they make their daily 800 metre migration from one end of the lake to the other.
the future isn’t looking too bright Bill =/.
Sorry for the rant, but EVOLUTION NEVER FUCKING SAYS WE COME FROM MONKEYS. IT STATES WE AND PRIMATES HAVE A COMMON ANCESTOR, BUT WE DO NOT COME FROM PRIMATES AND PRIMATES DO NOT COEM FROM US. WE SHARE SIMILARITIES, AND EVOLUTION SAYS WE DERIVED FROM THE SAME ANCESTORS.
I’m sorry, I just get so fucking annoyed when people rant about the whole “evolution says we come from monkeys so why do we still have monkeys omg that means evolution is fake!” spiel. Rant over. Goodnight.
The New Anti-Science Assault on US Schools
In a disturbing trend, anti-evolution campaigners are combining with climate change deniers to undermine public education.You might have thought it was all over after the 2005 decision by the US district court of Middle Pennsylvania (pdf), which ruled in the case of the Dover Area schools that teaching intelligent design is unconstitutional. You might have guessed that they wouldn’t come back after the 1987 US supreme court decision in Edwards v Aguillard, which deemed the teaching of creationism in Louisiana schools unconstitutional. Or maybe you figured that the opponents of evolution had their Waterloo in the 1925 Scopes “monkey” trial in Tennessee.
They are back. There are six bills aimed at undermining the teaching of evolution before state legislatures this year: two each in New Hampshire and Missouri, one each in Indiana and Oklahoma. And it’s only February.
Seriously New Hampshire? You have one of the lowest rates of self-described religious citizens in the country. WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
For those who may not understand evolution…