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Maggie Koerth-Baker at 10:51 am Mon, Nov 14, 2011
Almost assuredly, this was pushed to the back by Texas’s sizable “no-molecules-only-Jesus” lobby.
Come on, Tehas. It’s so _big_.
It’ll never happen–you can’t see molecules with the naked eye, therefore they DON’T exist. Unlike God, which, you also can’t see, but of which everything is comprised. Make sense?
Read that is in school text book, I did.
The only thing of any import to come out of the Texas Book Depository was a bullet.
The rest can safely be lumped with Theodore Geisel corpus.
It’s taken that long for Texas to decide if the Bible lets them believe in molecules or not.
They like their names short, like George or Rick.
Buckminsterfullerene is wayyy too long and its got wayyy to many syllables in it.
(And before you ask, I have family living in Dallas, so I know that whereof I speak.)
Okay, as someone who lives in Texas, could we stop the bashing please?
Just because the majority of people in Texas can be idiots doesn’t mean we all are.
And I’ll bet that among the non-idiots, the percentage with a grasp of organic chemistry is higher than the national average.
YOU said it, not us. “… the majority of people in Texas can be idiots…”
Hey, THEY elected Rick Perry and majority rules, right?
Good news, any States that haven’t picked your official molecule yet: Tetrahydrocannabinol is still available!
Hmmm. “Texas – Missing Opportunity To Be Awesome” is definitely not as evocative a state slogan as “The Lone Star State,” but kinda seems to be the one some Texan politicians would prefer.
Just tell them it is a gun. They’ll make it official within an hour.
A mere molecule is insufficient. Instead Texas will adopt the triumvirate of:
and, of course,
Actually, Texas has adopted the “Buckyball” as it’s official state molecule. This particular piece of legislation stalled, but another passed doing the same thing.
Weird. Bucky was an east coast liberal elite descended from very eminent east coast elite families. * Did anyone tell Texas?
*His first name comes from one family line, the Buckminsters, who are still represented by a hotel in Kenmore Square in Boston. His last name comes from the Fullers, another wealthy and influential Boston family. His great aunt (IIRC) Anne Fuller sponsored and published Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Bucky was an east coast liberal elite descended from very eminent east coast elite families. Did anyone tell Texas?
No matter, it was the “-balls” part that got their attention anyway.
It was first prepared at Rice university in Houston.
Ah, that makes sense then. Thanks.
Not to slam any citizens of Texas, I was once one myself… It’d take a hell of a lot more than adopting Buckminsterfullerene as their own. For Texas to climb up to the level of ‘average’ or even ‘adaquate’ would be a huge step up. But the steps needed are not fun or cute sounding.
Hell from the looks of things, Texas is the future where the rest of the country is headed.