After seeing a museum exhibit on evolution, in which creation is labeled a myth, an outraged Ned Flanders teams with Reverend Lovejoy to blackmail Principal Skinner into requiring creationism to be taught in classrooms, eventually at the expense of any mention of evolution. Lisa becomes outraged herself, and forms a student organization to teach evolution, leading to a creationism vs. evolution trail, a la Inherit the Wind. Written by
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The opening sequence, where Bart goes through a checklist of things to do before summer vacation ends, was originally created for the season 14 episode "I'm Spelling As Fast As I Can", but was cut for time. As "The Monkey Suit" was running short, that sequence was added at the beginning to fill time. See more
When Lisa opens "On the Origin of Species" to read to her fellow students, she starts "Chapter 1" but the pages are clearly open in the middle of the book. See more
We want you to teach alternative theories to Darwinian evolution
You mean Lamarckian evolution?
What a Fool Believes
Written by Kenny Loggins
and Michael McDonald
Performed by The Doobie Brothers See more