Assignment: using the geologic time line, write an essay that describes the history of life on Earth.
student: do i have to do this?
student: but i dont believe in this. it's just a theory, it isnt true.
me: its not a theory, we have fossils. we win.
student: no you dont win.
me: yes, i win. *walks away*
(mind you, we arent talking about evolution here, just the order of events in how creatures started showing up on Earth. Evolution comes up next week. i cant wait!)