I don't want to give a full synopsis of Saturday's drama, for fear of inducing stupor among this thread's readers, but...
The drama deals with a JW family with 3 kids, 2 of whom are in various stages of rebellion against all things JW.
The older brother is one of the "rebels", while the younger brother is a thoroughly annoying piece of brown-nosing crapola, completely buying into the JW mindset.
Anyways, the younger brother is asking the older brother about why he doesn't want to attend the family study any more.
The older kid's rambling answer touches on something along the lines of "I'm learning things in school about how life really came here. It's not as simple as you think!"
Younger kid: "What are you talking about?"
Older kid: "in a few years, you'll learn all about the endo-symbiotic theory, blah blah blah..."
Next scene, shows the harried JW father, asking the 2 younger kids (older brother has skipped out on family study again) what they want to study next week.
"Oh, I know" squeals the annoying younger brother. "I want to learn all about the endo-symbiotic theory!"
And the father rambles on about how they can study the "How Did Life Get Here" (or whatever it's called) brochure next week.
Yada yada yada.
But what I thought was curious was, they specifically mentioned an actual, living, legitimate evolutionary theory - not once, but twice, by specific name.
Why would they do that?
They could have just as easily have completely made up a fake name, if the idea was to add an air of "authenticity" to the older brother's comments. 99.999% of the attendees don't know even the basic rudiments of any sort of evolutionary theory. 99.999% undoubtedly think that the theory teaches that "life came from non-life" or "man evolved from monkeys".
No one in the audience would know if the "endo-symbiotic theory" was a fake or real theory, or if a made-up name ("the Herpaderp GobbleFluster theory") was real or fake
Instead, they gave the real name of a real theory, and made sure the annoying little brother repeated the name clearly and precisely.
Making it awfully easy to google!
Are there moles in the WT teaching committee, as well as the writing committee?
Did some frustrated copywriter throw out a bone in hopes that any of the "conscious class" would recognize it?
Or maybe in the (probably vain) hope that a curious JW would google it and figure out the theory of evolution isn't the "it all happened by random blind chance" strawman the Society presents?
It's probably nothing - but naming a legitimate, but relatively obscure, theory twice by name was so unusual, I just got to wondering.