Matt Groening Reveals Where Springfield is. Tennessee Confirms Where Dogpatch is.
April 11, 2012
Place your bets, because here’s the answer…
“Springfield was named after Springfield, Oregon,” Groening said—and Simpsons fans everywhere exhaled.
Tennessee enacted a law Tuesday that critics contend allows public school teachers to challenge climate change and evolution in their classrooms without fear of sanction.
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam allowed the controversial measure to become law without his signature and, in a statement, expressed misgivings about it. Nevertheless, he ignored pleas from educators, parents and civil libertarians to veto the bill.
The law does not require the teaching of alternatives to scientific theories of evolution, climate change and “the chemical origins of life.” Instead, it aims to prevent school administrators from reining in teachers who expound on alternative hypotheses to those topics.