But, get this... They're requiring teachers to say this about global warming:
...There are a variety of climatological, meteorological, astrological, thermological, cosmological, and ecological dynamics that can effect (sic) world weather phenomena and that the significance and interrelativity of these factors is largely speculative.
Read that one more time... This time, let's make the important parts a bit bigger so you can tell where I'm heading:
there are a variety of climatological, meteorological, ASTROLOGICAL, thermological, cosmological, and ecological dynamics that can effect (sic) world weather phenomena and that the significance and interrelativity of these factors is largely speculative.
Ahh, yes, the good ol' 'Blame Global Warming on Mercury Retrograde' excuse.
Even better is the, apparently horrendously illiterate, South Dakota legislature's posturing that 'thermalogical' dynamics "effect" (the word is AFFECT - with an A!!!!) world weather phenomena. It took about 2 seconds and a handy Google search to tell me that thermology is "the medical science that derives diagnostic indications from highly detailed and sensitive infrared images of the human body."
I think we can take away a few lessons from this:
- Politicians should keep one of those archaic tomes called a dictionary around for those crazy times when they're...I dunno...making legislation that affects millions of schoolchildren.
- Mercury Retrograde really IS responsible for all the evils of this world.
- I'm never moving to South Dakota.
Keep your birth charts in order, folks, or you might cause the next global disaster.
Love and Lyte,