Today we learned about new bills that would protect the rights of intelligent design advocates in the workplace.
LaComtesse spoke up for another persecuted group:
If we're allowed to protect anything, including issues that don't exist. I move that we all start promoting the Unicorn Defense Act—
An institution of higher education may not discriminate against or penalize in any manner, especially with regard to employment or academic support, a faculty member or student based on the faculty member's or student's conduct of research relating to the theory of unicorns or other alternate theories of the origination and development of these magical equines.
As you've probably noticed, we're changing the Comment of the Day format a bit. From now on we'll only be highlighting one comment per day, so that user can claim all the bragging rights. We'd still like you to submit nominations to the Comment of the Day tag page. Just send the outstanding comment's URL and tag your nomination #cotd. (Replying to a comment with "#cotd" does not work.)
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