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The Theory of Devolution

April 2, 2010

Monkey’s second grade class has been studying weather in Science for the past couple of weeks. You remember this stuff right?  Cirrus, Cumulus and Stratus blah blah blah.

Anyway, she’s really getting into it and can (almost) proficiently explain how the water cycle works and how precipitation is created.

The only thing is…she keeps replacing the word “evaporate” with “devolve.” As in, “Water devolves up into the clouds until it rains.”

And true to her form, she says it so matter-of-factly, you’d think your were watching Kathy Sabine’s weather forecast.

Turns out her dad says she’s been using “devolve” to describe any sort of scientific or biological process that she doesn’t know the proper name for. Call us bad parents, but we think it’s too damn funny to correct, and have been looking for opportunities to devolve our own explanations of the world.

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  1. April 3, 2010 8:17 am

    It is cute when kids say such things.. Actually, it is more than cute – it is entertaining! 🙂

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