Skip to comments.Miss USA 2011 — Should Math Be Taught In Schools?
Posted on 08/29/2011 11:09:33 AM PDT by EveningStar
Watch the original Miss USA evolution video here: http://youtu.be/UkBmhM0R2A0
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I guess that sums it up
What do you need math for when you have a calculator?
“Math should just be left out of the equation”. LOL! Very funny.
Lack of math skills should not subtract from her beauty.
How would she know if it did?
Depressing stupidity. No wonder our country is going downhill.
Can people survive without math? Can you manage a household budget, bake a cake, or build anything with no math skills? No. Math is essential. Without math, everything in your life would change.
Is evolution in the same ballpark? Would our civilization come crashing down if no one knew about Evolution? No.
They pretend that math and evolution have some sort of intellectual equivalence. If one is essential, then surely the other must be as well.
Simply not so. If you are a research biologist, evolution has importance in your daily life. For the rest of us? It just doesn't matter.
Parody aside, it’s evidently not a requirement for getting a Nobel Prize in Economics (heads up, Krug-cretin).
Oops. I fell for it. Believable, however.
Teach the math controversy! Math is only a ‘theory’.
Hillary Duff knows the Math http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oWM45q6icA
I was gonna say “where do we send the ‘I wish these were brains’ t-shirt” ‘till I saw this was parody
ha! I like the last girl...”but then you’d be one of those people who can do math!”[ugly scary face]
that’s really awful. really bad taste.
What really gave it away is those girls aren’t pretty enough to be Miss USA contestants.
“If you are a research biologist, evolution has importance in your daily life.”
This simple statement sums up how I view the whole “evolution/ID” debate when it comes to public schools. A “Research Biologist” implies that the person has studied a considerable amount of biology. They are capable of applying evolution theory.
Before one can begin to understand the whole science of evolution, one needs a strong understanding of the fundamentals of biology. I’m fairly positive that those members of the ruling class that are convinced that evolution is the be all end all of our existence can’t even tell you 5 parts of a cell.
Our schools waste time trying to teach evolution theory without teaching kids the underlying science. Our worldwide rankings are scientific evidence of this!!!!
However, I get the sense that the left loves to use evolution as some kind of scientific proof that God doesn’t exist. At a minimum, it is used as an argument against many, but not all, religious beliefs ... it only helps diminish the religions that give them problems in their path to conquest. For that, I loathe them.
They’re basically teaching people that one form of magic ... i.e. highly improbable, borderline impossible conditions existed where life sprung out of ooze and mutated over billions of years is far better and more rational than what they call magic : some kind of creator being behind life.
For the scientific wing here on Free Republic, I am aware that evolution is more than what I just said. However, that is how it is taught in schools these days. That’s how my stepson learned about it in 9th grade “honors” biology anyway.
I’d actually have a bit of faith in the left if they were teaching solid science skills in schools to kids, but then they’d have well educated kids ... that means that they cannot use media to promote garbage science like global warming and “magic evolution”.
Teaching science well breeds a lot of skepticism. That’s healthy. The left isn’t interested in that at all. All they want is consensus in their political agenda. Its sick, sad, and will be laughed at hysterically a couple hundred years from now :-).
In order to do that, the teachers would have to teach critical thinking skills, the evaluation of empirical evidence, the construction of logical argument ... all of these are opposed to their underlying liberal agenda; which is to keep the people stupid and dependent on the government so they don't figure out how to think on their own.
Man, there are some heifers in that video. I guess these pageant things are changing?
Miss Vermont cracked me up.
What do you mean by skepticism?
Teaching science well breeds the ability to:
Properly ask a question.
Understand what a question is really asking.
Recognize hidden assumptions within the question.
Know the form that the answer to a question will take.
Understand what must be done in order to form a relevant answer to a question.
Assess the validity of various possible answers to a question.
Science isn't just about asking questions. It's about answering them.
Skepticism, it seems to me, is about asking questions, and hiding from answers. The left is really good at skepticism.
The plaid shirt was perfect. ;-)
“Skepticism, it seems to me, is about asking questions, and hiding from answers. The left is really good at skepticism.”
Mr. ArrogantBustard :-) ...
We are in agreement. I should have been clearer. Science should always keep you questioning things from a curiosity standpoint. My use of the word skeptic is probably poor. I guess I got caught up in too much of the junk science aspect I was discussing.
I’m an engineer myself and find myself being a skeptic (far too much that I should) of things like simulation tools and the like :-). If I had $1 for every bug I have found in things like SPICE models and VHDL/Verilog IP cores all the way up to the simulation environments myself, I would have retired the national debt many times over (hyperbole there ;-) ). I’ve wasted many hours chasing problems that weren’t my own :-).
On a side note, my experience with these simulation tools makes me giggle at those “climate models” the “experts” use. Some of the tools I use have literally millions of man hours of development behind them yet still have bugs that produce erroneous results. Moreover, should the models of components themselves have errors, one gets, you guessed it, erroneous results.
Now, modeling the Earth’s climate has millions of variables to take into account :-) ... I cannot buy that their simulations of a system as complex as the planet’s climate are anything resembling accurate!!!! There’s so much we still do not understand about the planet itself ... I can’t see how these bozos can peddle their doom and still call their selves scientists. I honestly think historians are going to have some hilarious things to write about these “scientists” long after we’re gone.
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