Creationist: There are no transitional whale fossils!
Scientist: Oh, dear, really? That's terrible! We should teach the students about that, don't you think?
Creationist: Yes, we should. That information must go into the science standards for our state.
Scientist: I quite agree. When we mandate that our teachers must offer instruction in the details of whale transitional fossils, the gaps will be so obvious.
Creationist: Good. Let's insert, "Teachers will discuss the nature of evolutionary transitions, emphasizing the kinds of evidence needed to support claims that land animals evolved into whales, and that cats give birth to dogs."
Scientist: Well, as a compromise, let's leave out the bit about cats and dogs, and we'll have to clean up and standardize the language in committee, but let's do it. The committee might even make this broader, pushing for discussion of all kinds of transitional fossils, which, of course, are absent. Boy, you sure got me over a barrel, forcing me to include discussion of an evolutionary flaw in our public schools. I hope you aren't going to continue to outwit me with your Mastery of Science.
Creationist: <preening smugly> Ha ha, our cunning plan is working!
yet again pz myers is making fun of fishes in a barrel, er, creationists. [a creationist own goal?]