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Don't know much about Biology... any more that is

Who's the baby's daddy may be legitimate question after all
Having three teenage children, I am at least once in each day's time struck by how different things are now from when I was a teenager. For us, the big thing was the advent of the cordless phone and call waiting. And the fax was pretty big too. Now, the big things are the latest app which lets you video chat anonymously... or "snapchat" snapshots of yourself with instant viewing from the other end and the ability to almost instantly delete the picture as well. We broke dance (or is it break danced), they twerk. We dressed up to go to church, they wear jeans. We sent post cards, they text. We passed notes in class, they text. We called, they text. We put pictures in our lockers, they put pictures on Instagram. One thing I hadn't thought of changing from then til now is the subject of Biology. It seems Biology itself should be pretty much the same for them as it was for us. In Freshman biology, we used what we knew about a mother and father to determine possible hair color and eye color of the children. Big "b" for brunette, little "b" for blonde. Big "b" is dominant. Combine a blonde man with a brunette woman and what do you get. Pretty simple. Until I read an article this morning... I figured that the simplicity of Biology would be the same now as it was then. But it isn't. At least not at one run-of-the-mill public school in Michigan. There, ninth grade students were asked to use different blood type possibilities to determine who is a baby's daddy. Multiple choice answers are provided, each listed side by side with a blood type. The choices are: Bartender, Guy at the Bar, Flight Attendant, and Cab Driver. I'm guessing all one night stands, based on the choices. The question reads, "The sister of the mom above also had issues with finding out who the father of her baby was. She had the state take a blood test of potential fathers. Based on the information in this table, why was the baby taken away by the state after the test?" One parent, whose ninth grade daughter asked for help on the question, complained to the school about the question. The school's principal apologized and noted that the school only received one complaint. Is that because this is a very ordinary question in today's times... or none of the parents take notice of their kids' homework. I suspect it would be the latter of the two. I never asked for parental help on my Biology... but then again, I was only asked to determine how a child would look based on his parents, which would obviously been his biological parents as well. And yet, then again... again... how many children do we know now that were had out of wedlock? I would say with confidence, a lot more now than just 30 years ago. The principal said the question would be revised for future assignments. As I sit here typing this, I am thinking, perhaps it is a legitimate question that... in reality... is asked quite frequently. Who is the baby's daddy?
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