Evolution is, in truth, nothing more than an incomplete theory. But in terms of academia in general, it is a religion.
geez sometimes I'm ashamed of how stupid the human race allows itself to be.
Evolution is a brain-dead ideological doctrine which teaches that ones neighbor is a meat byproduct of random events and which has been overwhelmingly refuted over a very long period of time via a sizable number of unrelated avenues of research. No normal science theory would survive such a history of disproof; you’re dealing with a false pseudo-religion for yuppies here, not a science theory.
The left constantly tries to paint anyone who doesn't share their failed ideological beliefs as ‘bigots’ and ‘hicks’ and ‘throwbacks’ and ‘neanderthals’ who are ‘anti-modern’. It is imperative that we not let them do this.
It is political suicide to let the left claim the territory of intellectual superiority. As far as the evolution issue goes, those of us on the ‘non-left’ (which is what we should be calling ourselves - instead of letting them pigeonhole us as ‘the right wing’ etc.) should not let this kind of ‘God vs. science’, ‘religion vs. evolution’ theme go forward. In my view the proper stance should be to demonstrate superior scientific understanding - nail them on their insufficient knowledge, and then nail them on their closed minded arrogance.
For example, remind them that the Earth, by radiometric dating, is probably at least 4.5 billion years old, and that the known universe is probably at least 3 times older than that. Then remind them that dinosaurs didn't appear until probably 260 million years ago.
Finally, remind them that the average human lifespan on the planet is ~67-68 years, but that in that incredibly short period of time some people become so arrogantly convinced that they know everything there is to know about who we are and how we got here that they have convinced themselves that creation is impossible and that there is no such thing as God. Then ask them whether they think it makes more logical sense that all of existence has a reason for being, or whether it makes more sense that the entirety of this vast universe ‘just happened’. Paint them as the close-minded ideologues that they are. Don't cede this ground to them, ever.
Panic in the streets!
It’s the failure to teach reading and math that’s the real problem ... why it seems that’s even impacting their religious indoctrination efforts! Maybe they’ll care, now.
Teaching THEORY is fine. It’s just that facts keep getting it’s way!
Last week, the house education committee passed the so-called Dont say gay bill, which would make it illegal to teach about homosexuality.
WOW..A State that is actually doing the right thing and looking out for our children’s future!
Oh and it was not about “teaching about homo sex” they were against it was the homofacist agenda of indoctrination of children that this is meant to stop..........
I wonder WHICH version of Creation will be taught?
No doubt WASP teachers will teach the Judeo-Christian version, but what version of Creation will Afrocentric or islamist teachers cover?
How will diversity & multiculturalism affect the curriculum? If your child has a Buddhist biology teacher, who favors the Buddhist version of creation, are you satisfied this is the best Creation education for YOUR child? Given the gov’t penchant for dictating school curriculum, what will the “official” gov’t version of creation be? Will feminist teachers “sanitize” Eve's role in the loss of Paradise on Earth? Will islamic biology teachers (oxymoron?) teach about the moon goddess & the jinns?
Finally, are you comfortable with ceding the basic religious education of your children to the ultra-liberal education monopoly in the USA? Given the terrific job they are doing teaching reading, writing, & arithmetic, surely they will teach Creationism to your complete religious satisfaction, right? If a teacher has "broad new rights to question the validity of evolution", then doesn't that same teacher have broad new rights to question the validity of YOUR version of Creation?
Old saying: Be careful what you wish for!
I am astounded that conservatives would cede their child's basic religious education to a system that teaches elementary school kids how to use a condom, & that little Johnny has 2 mommies, & a dad who is intimate with his German Shepard.
Simple people produce simpleton ideas.
“Are We Sliding Backward on Teaching Evolution?”
just remove the last word and you have a truer title