Extensive DNA research has revealed that education board members in certain states, particularly Kansas - not to mention Tennessee, a state famous for the original Scopes ‚ÄėMonkey‚Äô Trial - are evolutionary 'throwbacks.' "In fact, some of these people have actually devolved during the 80 years since the Scopes ‚ÄėMonkey‚Äô trial,‚ÄĚ says Bill Thornton, chief DNA specialist with the National School Board Evolution Analysis Project.
‚ÄúAnd it isn‚Äôt just a couple of base pairs we‚Äôre talking about here; they‚Äôve devolved a whole couple of limbs lower on the big tree, so to speak. Up until now, this whole throwback thing was just a theory, but now we have scientific evidence that devolution is possible, perhaps even relatively common among school boards. We all see signs of devolution in daily life, but that sample is too massive for short-term analysis. That‚Äôs what makes the Kansas Board of Education the perfect case study. These people are probably the best example we could have had of the way in which evolution can actually reverse itself, if you want go backwards badly enough.
It‚Äôs likely somehow related to the placebo effect, only with much more profound results, since it directly reverses familial evolutionary progress — even though the retrograde Board members don‚Äôt believe in evolution, which goes on whether you believe in it or not. Wait till they see the charts, though.
DNA-wise, some of them are much further back than we‚Äôve ever seen in our extensive Education Board DNA database. We‚Äôve noted similar tendencies in California as well, and of course in many elected officials. In fact, we‚Äôre conducting a similar study of the US executive branch at the moment, with what look to be very interesting results.‚ÄĚ