Department of Education Puts Money Where Mouth Is, Brain Isn't
Federal Government announces new grant program for science, math, and language students, then conveniently leaves off evolutionary biology from list of eligible majors. The Chronicle of Higher Education is there!
The Department of Education has a index classifying science majors, on which evolutionary biology is listed -- which proves they've at least heard of it -- then things get kinda murky:
But on a list that defines majors eligible for the grants, issued by the department in May, one of those 10 is missing. On that list, the classification numbers rise in order from 26.1301 to 26.1309 -- with the exception of a blank line where 26.1303, or evolutionary biology, would fall.
Oh, this would be alarming on its own -- but the worst news is buried at the bottom:
Still, the absence is conspicuous: the only major with evolution in its title was one of only three among the physical sciences that appears to have been deleted from the list. For unknown reasons, "behavioral sciences" and "exercise psychology" are also absent.
You mean the Federal Government treats the valuable and honorable field of exercise psychology with the same disrespect as that widely-discredited and nationally-hated blasphemy "evolution"? FOR SHAME.
We give it even odds that by the end of the Bush presidency your child will receive a free ride from Uncle Sam if he majors in Mesmerism with a minor in Alchemy.