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Oct 25 2013

Lubbock Is Flat. Earth Is Not.

In Texas, a creationist once took a look around
And he noticed that the world he saw was flat
When you live your life in Lubbock, there are no hills to be found,
And it’s Lubbock the creationist was at.

And he looked around the grasslands, just as far as he could see,
To the distant shapes of longhorn cattle ranging
And since none of them bore puppies, it’s as plain as it could be
Evolution was a farce, and life unchanging

So he tried to share his wisdom, cos the state could ill afford
Teaching kids the world is different than it looks
Now he acts as an advisor to the education board
Giving input when they choose their science books.

If it’s good enough for Lubbock, then it’s good enough for all
And the world is flat, unchanging, young, and hot—
It’s ironic that a Texan would be prone to thinking small
But the truth is, Lubbock’s flat; the earth is not.

So I got sent a link today to the Texas Freedom Network’s campaign to get the Texas School Board to listen to the facts. They also have a petition…

Lubbock is flat. Earth is not. Will Texas textbooks teach the difference?

Me, I just like the prairie dog.

3 comments

  1. 1
    voidhawk

    Protip to those who bring up the Flat Earth Society, they may not be as serious as they first appear.

  2. 2
    Cuttlefish

    Voidhawk, I think they are mostly used as a metaphor, similarly to the Flying Spaghetti Monster. At least in the circles I travel.

  3. 3
    Al Dente

    I would have been happy to sign the petition except it required me to sign up for Face Book. Sorry, TFN, but there are some lines I will not cross.

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