It’s Official, Kentucky Is Stupid!

This won’t come as a surprise to anyone, but Kentucky is officially stupid.  Back in 2009, the legislature in Kentucky passed a law that made it easier to compare student performance within Kentucky with students in other states.

Then they got the results.  Kentucky is downright stupid.  See, there’s this funny thing that they didn’t realized in science classes, kids actually have to know about evolution and Kentucky students just don’t understand it.

But instead of joining reality and teaching kids what they’re supposed to know, legislators from Kentucky are asking that special SAT and ACT tests be made up just for Kentucky that eliminates all questions on evolution.  The people responsible for the tests replied in the negative, taking the nicer response that it would be too expensive and time consuming to make a new test just for them.  Let’s be honest though, what they really meant was “fuck off, you ignorant hicks, join the 21st century!”

I’m really surprised some of these people can manage to keep on breathing on their own.  Representative Ben Waide said:

The theory of evolution is a theory, and essentially the theory of evolution is not science — Darwin made it up. My objection is they should ensure whatever scientific material is being put forth as a standard should at least stand up to scientific method. Under the most rudimentary, basic scientific examination, the theory of evolution has never stood up to scientific scrutiny.

Hey Ben, too bad you don’t even listen to the experts in your own state who probably face-palmed as soon as they saw your idiocy.  Take Vincent Cassone, chairman of the University of Kentucky biology department:

The theory of evolution is the fundamental backbone of all biological research.

There is more evidence for evolution than there is for the theory of gravity, than the idea that things are made up of atoms, or Einstein’s theory of relativity. It is the finest scientific theory ever devised.

Sorry Ben, guess you’re just wrong.  No surprise there, maybe you should have spent more time paying attention to science and less time with your nose in a Bible.  Science works, bitches and nothing… NOTHING fails like science.

I guess you shouldn’t ask questions if you really don’t want to know the answers.

10 thoughts on “It’s Official, Kentucky Is Stupid!”

  1. I live right in Appalachia and I did learn about evolution. Unless you get your facts by checking each and every schools learning plan I suggest you do that first and then post idiotic shit. Not every one has their noses stuck in a fucking bible. I believe in God but I don't pressure it on anyone. Evolution is a theory and God is a theory. It's possible to have both bitch.

    1. First off, you haven't got a clue what a "theory" is if you're arguing that God is a theory. Perhaps you think the term refers to a wild-assed guess with no evidence to back it up, that's accurate with regard to God. It is not how the term is used in science, however, you might want to look that up. The fact that you confuse the two seems to suggest that your education in evolution, or in the sciences in general, is less than satisfactory.

      Keep on learning though.

  2. Ok, for one people in Kentucky are not stupid. I’m from northern Kentucky, and I am pretty sure I can breathe, and do a lot on my own. It’s sad that y’all have to talk down about people in Kentucky, for what reason may I ask? Because you feel you’re all superior? Because you’re not, just because Kentucky is portrayed as a state full of dumbasses and, country hicks doesn’t mean anything. And I’d like to know where you got your information about the SAT, and ACT being “fixed”, or made “easier” for us here in Kentucky, because I took the ACT a couple years ago, and it did ask about evolution. I scored pretty high, so before you go acting like you know about my state, get your facts right.

  3. I am from Eastern Kentucky and I am not ashamed of it. Evolution is taught in our schools and I, for one, do believe in it. I am actually an Atheist and I don't have a problem stating it. I have also taken the ACT and there are evolution questions on the exam. By the way, I scored a 28! I am currently studying to become a registered nurse and I will graduate in May.

    There are ignorant people in every part of the WORLD. For example, you are ignorant because you think that being a "bitch" will take you places. I have all of my teeth, I've never been pregnant, and I'm actually very intelligent. Get your facts straight before posting such lunacy. If you want to talk about education then I would also suggest that you go back and take a grammar class. 🙂

    1. While you're absolutely right, there are ignorant people all over and I didn't mean to insult you or any other intelligent, rational person, regardless of where you live, the story itself was about objective testing in the state of Kentucky in 2012. Those results are undeniable. They don't imply that everyone in the state is stupid, nor that every student in Kentucky schools is stupid, but this is what legislators in the state, voted in by the people of Kentucky, have achieved for your state. I would hope that you'd be active in voting these people out of office and demanding higher educational standards and practices for your state.

      Don't be mad at me for reporting the news, be mad at your legislators for making your state look bad.

  4. I struggle to understand why the people of Kentucky continually vote against their own self interest. I suspect because they've been fed a mantra that being patriotic, means being a Republican. Then they elect Republicans, who immediately screw over the people that put them into office. I've lived in Kentucky and went to school in Kentucky. The state is physically beautiful, but stupidity is hugely popular in Kentucky. And NO, not everyone in Kentucky is stupid, but apparently the stupidity level runs about 50%+ among voters there. Florida is pissed because they were the previous titleholders of the stupidity crown.

    A recent example was the election of Matt Bevin, who came into office swearing to kill Obamacare in his state. Only problem was many people did NOT realize they had Obamacare, because the former Democratic governor (Steve Beshear) cleverly named his Obamacare state-run exchange Kynect, instead of using the word Obamacare. Once some idiot stood up and publicly proclaimed that Kynect was indeed Obamacare, the switchboards at Kynect were overloaded with people trying to get off the very system they liked before they knew it was Obamacare. I don't care where you are from, that is stupidity,

    Want more examples of Kentucky stupidity? OK, it's easy. Three words: COAL & Mitch McConnell. (I could stop here, but I won't.) Old tired Mitch is a puppet of BIG COAL. Big coal discovered that mountaintop coal mining is easier and requires far less people than sending people into underground tunnels to dig it out. But McConnell framed the ANTI-Mountaintop mining issue as an attack on Kentucky labor and jobs. Guess who won? COAL. Guess who lost? Coal miners, and the environment! Duh! See: AND

    Want more examples of Kentucky stupidity? (I could go on forever) The Kentucky taxpayer subsidized Creation Museum is a joke, albeit a sick one played upon the already poor people of Kentucky. The 'museum' attempts to contend that dinosaurs were aboard Noahs Ark. They contend that our planet was created a mere 10,000 years ago. The museum's cartoonish portrayal of scientists and teachers is downright criminal. The fact that Kentucky taxpayers paid 18 MILLION DOLLARS in tax breaks to fund this promotion of stupidity shows clearly that Kentucky hates big government and taxes, unless it's for something STUPID, then they're ALL IN! This place is so stupid (sorry, there is NO other word for it) there have been books written about it. See: Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free.

    1. There are, unfortunately, a lot of people out there whose entire worldview is based on wishful thinking and not rational thought. I don't want to say that everyone in Kentucky is an idiot, any more than I'd want to generalize about that for any state, but there certainly seem to be a lot of people in the Deep South and the Bible Belt which have that problem. They believe what they've been indoctrinated to believe and don't have the kind of quality education necessary to see beyond their indoctrination. This is a problem.

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