An 8-year-old South Carolina girl's dream of having the woolly mammoth become the official state fossil has been put on hold while lawmakers debate an amendment that gives God credit for creation of the prehistoric animal.You can see how designating a state fossil could quickly lead to these kinds of problems. That's why South Carolina has never had a state fossil, unless you count Strom Thurmond.
A bill that recently passed the state House to designate the Columbian Mammoth as the state fossil stalled in the Senate after Republican Senator Kevin Bryant added two verses from the book of Genesis.Which is totally in keeping with the separation of church and state because all religions everywhere, including non-religions, can't possibly argue with the woolly mammoth being created on the sixth day along with the other beasts of the field. It's just common sense.
That amendment was ruled out of order but senators this week will debate a new amendment that says the mammoth was "created on the sixth day along with the beasts of the field," Bryant said on Monday.
Yeah, anyway: If we could get started on that Mars colony, that would be grand...