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A Revolution in Evolution Is Underway
Thomas More Lawcenter ^ | Tue, Jan 18, 2005

Posted on 01/20/2005 12:54:58 PM PST by Jay777

ANN ARBOR, MI — The small town of Dover, Pennsylvania today became the first school district in the nation to officially inform students of the theory of Intelligent Design, as an alternative to Darwin’s theory of Evolution. In what has been called a “measured step”, ninth grade biology students in the Dover Area School District were read a four-paragraph statement Tuesday morning explaining that Darwin’s theory is not a fact and continues to be tested. The statement continued, “Intelligent Design is an explanation of the origin of life that differs from Darwin’s view.” Since the late 1950s advances in biochemistry and microbiology, information that Darwin did not have in the 1850s, have revealed that the machine like complexity of living cells - the fundamental unit of life- possessing the ability to store, edit, and transmit and use information to regulate biological systems, suggests the theory of intelligent design as the best explanation for the origin of life and living cells.

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm representing the school district against an ACLU lawsuit, commented, “Biology students in this small town received perhaps the most balanced science education regarding Darwin’s theory of evolution than any other public school student in the nation. This is not a case of science versus religion, but science versus science, with credible scientists now determining that based upon scientific data, the theory of evolution cannot explain the complexity of living cells.”

“It is ironic that the ACLU after having worked so hard to prevent the suppression of Darwin’s theory in the Scopes trial, is now doing everything it can to suppress any effort to challenge it,” continued Thompson.

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1 posted on 01/20/2005 12:54:59 PM PST by Jay777
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Ping!


2 posted on 01/20/2005 12:55:30 PM PST by Jay777 (Never met a wise man, if so it's a woman. Kurt Cobain)
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To: Jay777

Psychotically enraged Darwinist-atheist-antiChristian response to follow.


3 posted on 01/20/2005 12:57:38 PM PST by PeterFinn (The only thing I need to know about Islam is how to destroy it.)
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The statement continued, “Intelligent Design is an explanation of the origin of life that differs from Darwin’s view.”

There's a sign the author of the statement is an utter and complete moron.

If Evolution was an explanation of the origin of life, Darwin wouldn't have entitled his book "The Origin of Species"; he would have called it "The Origin of Life."

4 posted on 01/20/2005 12:58:00 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: PatrickHenry

Evolution Ping! Ping your list.


5 posted on 01/20/2005 12:58:31 PM PST by Jay777 (Never met a wise man, if so it's a woman. Kurt Cobain)
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To: PeterFinn

Waiting for the science nazis to show up and tell us all we're pinheads for not buying into their myth.


6 posted on 01/20/2005 1:02:29 PM PST by My2Cents
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To: PeterFinn

"Psychotically enraged Darwinist-atheist-antiChristian response to follow.

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Nah. But, since Darwin did not theorize regarding the origin of life, the statement seems a little off. Darwin wrote about the origin of species, but did not make any statements about how the first living creature appeared.

This is the most common error of those who dispute the Theory of Evolution. Once they get that part right, perhaps we can have a discussion.


7 posted on 01/20/2005 1:03:36 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: PeterFinn

They are missing the "link"


8 posted on 01/20/2005 1:04:02 PM PST by broadway
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To: Jay777

Oh Kurdt...you were SO PC.


9 posted on 01/20/2005 1:04:10 PM PST by Pharmboy (Dems lie because they have to)
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To: Jay777

Good news!

On a side note, I was listening to a radio talk show here in NC. They were interviewing a consultant for the NC Dept of Education. The hosts were asking him if this could happen in NC. He said that the theory of design could be taught in NC if it were taught in the appropriate class (he didn't name what an appropriate class would be), but that it couldn't be taught in science since it wasn't science. The host gave him a pass on the statement unfortunately.


10 posted on 01/20/2005 1:05:11 PM PST by CriticalJ (Ecc 10:2 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.)
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This is the most common error of those who dispute the Theory of Evolution. Once they get that part right, perhaps we can have a discussion.

There are, actually, almost no threads or posts on FR attacking Evolution.

They're actually attacking Abiogenesis theories, by people who are under the mistaken impression that Evolution and Abiogenesis are the same thing.

Yeah, once people actually understand the definitions of words like "Evolution" and "Hypothesis" and "Theory" there can be an intelligent discussion here. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it.

11 posted on 01/20/2005 1:06:21 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: PeterFinn

I'm slightly bemused myself. The overwhelming evidence for evolution became entrenched science with no serious alternative during a time when just about all schools in America taught creationism. Now a vague, pointless disclaimer at 1 out of some 14,000 high schools constitutes a "revolution"? heh


12 posted on 01/20/2005 1:07:37 PM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: MineralMan

"He did not make any statement about how the first living creatures appeared'

Huh?

Then you need to tell that to a few hundred science teachers.


13 posted on 01/20/2005 1:08:21 PM PST by broadway
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To: Jay777

1st school in the nation?? Bulsh*t! For 200+ years schools routinely respected God and Country!


14 posted on 01/20/2005 1:10:39 PM PST by Waco
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. . . the ability to store, edit, and transmit and use information to regulate biological systems . . .

Hard to imagine these abilities completely apart from intelligence or design. With the Theory of Evolution, however, the imagination can run wild.

15 posted on 01/20/2005 1:10:45 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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EvolutionPing
A pro-evolution science list with over 220 names. See list's description at my homepage. FReepmail to be added/dropped.

16 posted on 01/20/2005 1:12:23 PM PST by PatrickHenry (<-- Click on my name. The List-O-Links for evolution threads is at my freeper homepage.)
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The small town of Dover, Pennsylvania today became the first school district in the nation to officially inform students of the theory of Intelligent Design, as an alternative to Darwin’s theory of Evolution.

Intelligent Design = God! Finally, they're beginning to see the Light.

Catholic Ping - please freepmail me if you want on/off this list


17 posted on 01/20/2005 1:12:59 PM PST by NYer ("In good times we enjoy faith, in bad times we exercise faith." ... Mother Angelica)
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To: broadway

Darwin never discussed the Origin of Life in a single published book or article in his life.

He briefly speculated on it in a personal letter once. That's it.


18 posted on 01/20/2005 1:13:09 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: PeterFinn
Psychotically enraged Darwinist-atheist-antiChristian response to follow.

No doubt.

19 posted on 01/20/2005 1:14:07 PM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Legislatures are so outdated. If you want real political victory, take your issue to court.)
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To: broadway

""He did not make any statement about how the first living creatures appeared'

Huh?

Then you need to tell that to a few hundred science teachers."




Not a bad idea, actually. The Theory of Evolution does not address the original origins of life at all. Darwin did not address it in any of his published writings.

There are some theories about the origin of life, including the Intelligent Design one, but they have nothing particularly to do with evolution, which discusses speciation.


20 posted on 01/20/2005 1:15:46 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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