A teacher in Red Oak, Iowa maintained that he was fired after telling his students not to interpret the story of Adam and Eve as being literal. Steve Bitterman, 60, who was teaching a western civilization course said he often used extracts from the Old Testament as part of the class. Bitterman said: "I'm just a little bit shocked myself that a college in good standing would back up students who insist that people who have been through college and have a master's degree, a couple actually, have to teach that there were such things as talking snakes or lose their job." So, Bitterman doesn’t believe in talking snakes. I wonder if he believes in talking parrots, or primates that communicate in sign language, or dolphins that converse with to each other? However, he has master’s degrees so he more than likely knows that animals are too dumb to actually talk. They are not as intelligent as modern man, who thinks that he came from a bang that came from nothing, that became a fish which over millions of years discarded its gills, evolved lungs, grew arms and legs, crawled up from the ocean, tossed away its fins, became male and female, and then learned to talk.