Evolution Banned In Kansas
Topeka, Kansas - Today, the Kansas State legislature banned evolution, and not just the teaching of evolution, but evolution itself. The new law proclaims that "All Kansans are descendants of Adam and Eve and were created by the hand of God without the help of Charles Darwin." It then goes on to state unequivocally that "Evolution has not and never will occur in Kansas."
Shortly after the vote, jubilant legislators held a victory party on the steps of the capital building. Speaker of the House Doug Mays, raising his fists into the air, shouted out "Evolution will not take place in Kansas as long as we have God fearing legislators like the ones here today."
This is the first time any state in the country has voted to criminalize the process of evolution and it is expected to be a model for others to follow. Already, state senators and representatives in Alabama, Mississippi and South Dakota have vowed to introduce similar legislation.
Many scientists, however, voiced doubts and said it remains to be seen whether this new law would prove effective in preventing the process of evolution from occurring within the state boundaries of Kansas.