Science wins a round in Kansas and loses one at the LA Zoo

While anyone smarter than Sam Brownback was glad that the state of Kansas has decided to base its school’s science curricula on actual science, this brief moment of joy was canceled out by the LA Zoo hiring a feng shui expert for its monkey display.

The Los Angeles Zoo paid $4,500 to an expert in the ancient Chinese art of feng shui to ensure three endangered golden monkeys on loan from China can have a strong life force.

Best quote comes from alleged feng shui expert Simona Mainini, “It’s very experimental. We don’t have any books on feng shui for monkeys. [note to self: write book called Feng Shui for Monkeys] We just have to assume that Darwin is correct and that there is a connection and what is good for humans is good for monkeys.”

Oh please leave poor Charles out of this. I could be wrong but I don’t think he had anything to say on the topic of assinine human superstitions being applied to enclosures for feces-throwing species.

Wait, I am wrong about one thing. Feng shui does actually prove one scientific law — the one about the velocity at which a fool is parted from his money.

BTW, shame on the AP for not including a single person mocking the idea that feng shui is anything but nonsense. If they ever need anyone I’m always available. And my credentials are every bit as good as Ms. Mainini.