Well, it’s official. There is a gap in evolution.
“Smart Grants” were instituted this year by the US Department of Education. They promote science and mathematics by offering up to $4,000 to students in certain fields of study like astronomy. Among a large list of fields, one is conspicuously absent: evolutionary biology.
Sure, maybe it’s an oversight. Maybe when deciding what fields to include, someone meant to list each of the ten concentrations under the category of “Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology” but accidentally skipped over the third one down, “evolution.” Whoops! Or maybe some members of the US government are uninterested in teaching people the other side of the “controversey.”
Hmm, is this what it feels like to be a conspiracy theorist? When do I see my first black helicopter?