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Georgia federal judge: Textbook stickers stating evolution is a theory not fact is unconstitutional.
Center For Reclaiming America ^

Posted on 02/17/2005 5:30:03 PM PST by Happy2BMe

News Alert:
On January 13, a federal judge in Georgia ruled that stickers placed in textbooks of an Atlanta area school district saying “Evolution is a theory, not a fact” are unconstitutional! ( View sticker.) According to this judge, such criticisms of evolution are an endorsement of religion. The judge’s action is the latest example of the nationwide effort to ban any critical analysis of the theory of evolution and insist that evolution be taught as the only option!

The Action:
The Center for Reclaiming America has launched a national petition to rally 100,000 citizens immediately to oppose this federal court edict and insist that evolution be taught as a theory, not fact, in our schools. The “Our Kids Deserve The Truth” petition has three goals:

  1. INSIST that evolution be taught as a theory, not a fact.
  2. DEFEND school administrators, teachers, parents and students that stand up for truthful teaching about evolution.
  3. SUPPORT legislative and school board efforts to ensure that our kids are taught the truth about evolution and promote

    Objective Origins in school curriculum.

We are also launching a national awareness campaign targeting millions with the “Our Kids Deserve the Truth” message. Also, through this grassroots effort, we want to empower citizens with the resources they need to effectively challenge school boards—leading them to adopt the Objective Origins curriculum.
 


TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: atheism; christianity; crevolist; education; evolution; federaljudge; howhowhowhow; liberal; textbooks
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Judge Bans “Evolution Theory” Sticker!

URGENT PETITION: Tell the Court That “Our Kids Deserve The Truth” About Evolution! 

 

The Petition:

As a concerned citizen, I oppose the actions of the federal judge in Georgia who banned the “evolution is a theory” sticker. I encourage the Cobb County, Georgia, citizens to resist this outrageous ruling and insist that "Our Kids Deserve The Truth" on this issue.

I am also calling on our leaders to ensure that evolution is taught as a theory and not as fact in our schools. The only way to accomplish this goal is to teach origins objectively, including criticisms of evolution. Every taxpayer-funded school in America should teach origins objectively. I support:


1 posted on 02/17/2005 5:30:05 PM PST by Happy2BMe
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To: Happy2BMe

2 posted on 02/17/2005 5:31:14 PM PST by Happy2BMe (Long ago and far, far away there once was a shining land they called "America" . . .)
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To: Happy2BMe; rhema; BibChr
". . . open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered." Well, that was the Board's first mistake: challenging liberal hegemony with an appeal to dispassionate scrutiny.


3 posted on 02/17/2005 5:35:27 PM PST by rhema
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To: Happy2BMe
I don't see how anyone with any real appreciation of science can think that sticker endorses religion. I see it as endorsing thinking. Certain people though are rather scared schools kids might not receive the full indoctrination from the state if they start doing that thinking stuff.
4 posted on 02/17/2005 5:38:10 PM PST by TalonDJ
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To: TalonDJ
I would shudder having to send a child through public education in this age of lies, deception, history being rewritten as we watch, and the homosexual agenda a major undercurrent.

How can God bless a culture such as this?

5 posted on 02/17/2005 5:41:13 PM PST by Happy2BMe (Long ago and far, far away there once was a shining land they called "America" . . .)
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To: Happy2BMe

It's official. Idiocy is now the national religion.


6 posted on 02/17/2005 5:44:51 PM PST by sweetliberty (Blind stupidity or blind loyalty is still blind.)
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To: sweetliberty; rhema; TalonDJ
Georgia is a bastion of Christianity. One wonders why Christianity there is under such a fierce attack by the oligarchy?

Shades of Judge Williams and the Ten Commandments . .

7 posted on 02/17/2005 5:46:26 PM PST by Happy2BMe (Long ago and far, far away there once was a shining land they called "America" . . .)
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To: Happy2BMe

100% agreement, again...


8 posted on 02/17/2005 5:57:03 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (I just took a Muhammad and wiped my Jihadist with Mein Koran...come and get me nutbags.)
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To: TalonDJ; Happy2BMe; PatrickHenry

How about a sticker proclaiming "the theory of gravity" as well? How about "the heliocentric solar system"? We could go on and on.

This sticker stuff is just silly.


9 posted on 02/17/2005 6:01:01 PM PST by RadioAstronomer
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To: RadioAstronomer

Evolution, now that's silly...


10 posted on 02/17/2005 6:02:49 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (I just took a Muhammad and wiped my Jihadist with Mein Koran...come and get me nutbags.)
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To: RadioAstronomer

Things have been slow lately. Might as well crank up the ol' ping machine ...


11 posted on 02/17/2005 6:05:25 PM PST by PatrickHenry (<-- Click on my name. The List-O-Links for evolution threads is at my freeper homepage.)
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To: rhema; furball4paws

BTW, reading that Cobb County sticker actually made me laugh. Evolution does not even address origins. That is a different theory. They at least ought to get the sticker right.


12 posted on 02/17/2005 6:05:44 PM PST by RadioAstronomer
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To: VadeRetro; Junior; longshadow; RadioAstronomer; Doctor Stochastic; js1138; Shryke; RightWhale; ...
EvolutionPing
A pro-evolution science list with over 240 names. See list's description at my homepage. FReepmail to be added/dropped.

13 posted on 02/17/2005 6:06:53 PM PST by PatrickHenry (<-- Click on my name. The List-O-Links for evolution threads is at my freeper homepage.)
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To: Happy2BMe

Since when is the truth "unconstitutional?"


14 posted on 02/17/2005 6:07:05 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: RadioAstronomer
Selman v. Cobb County School District. The Georgia textbook sticker court opinion.
15 posted on 02/17/2005 6:08:58 PM PST by PatrickHenry (<-- Click on my name. The List-O-Links for evolution threads is at my freeper homepage.)
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To: TalonDJ
I see it as endorsing thinking.

If thinking anti-science thoughts is so important, why not stickers requiring the teaching of hinduism or Islam.

Come to think of it, they do require teaching the Muslim view of evolution.

16 posted on 02/17/2005 6:11:15 PM PST by js1138
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To: ApesForEvolution
Evolution, now that's silly...

Yeah, science is for wussies.

17 posted on 02/17/2005 6:11:42 PM PST by RightWingNilla
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To: RightWingNilla

Science proves God's Word to be true...


18 posted on 02/17/2005 6:12:20 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (I just took a Muhammad and wiped my Jihadist with Mein Koran...come and get me nutbags.)
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To: ApesForEvolution
Science proves God's Word to be true...

Science doesn't attempt to "prove" anything.

19 posted on 02/17/2005 6:15:48 PM PST by RightWingNilla
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To: js1138


The scientific case against Craterism

1. Meteor craters have not been observed to happen, now or in the past.
2. Meteor craters have never been reproduced in the lab, and are thus not scientific.
3. Thomas Jefferson said: "Gentlemen, I would rather believe that two Yankee professors would lie than believe that stones fall from heaven."
4. The odds against a random rock falling from the sky, striking the earth, and making a crater are astronomical.
5. The second law of thermodynamics prohibits meteor craters.
6. Meteor craters are not mentioned in the bible, nor are "rocks from the sky."
7. Craterism is a product of materialism and a Godless, naturalistic worldview.
8. Belief that rocks can fall from the sky promotes hedonism and amoral, animalistic behavior.
9. Craterism makes no predictions and is untestable; it is therefore not scientific.
10. Craterists can produce micro-craters, but have no evidence of macro-cratering.
11. Aristotle didn't believe in Craterism. Nor did Galileo, Newton, or Einstein.
12. Einstein even said: "God does not play dice!" Are you smarter than Einstein?
13. Scientists are abandoning craterism because they know it is not supported by evidence.
14. Anyone who thinks there are rocks in the sky has rocks in his head.
15. It takes more faith to believe in Craterism than it does to believe in the Tooth Fairy.
16. More and more scientists are turning to "Intelligent Crater" theory (IC). Craterism is a theory in crisis!

20 posted on 02/17/2005 6:17:46 PM PST by PatrickHenry (<-- Click on my name. The List-O-Links for evolution threads is at my freeper homepage.)
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To: RightWingNilla

Parser...


21 posted on 02/17/2005 6:18:37 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (I just took a Muhammad and wiped my Jihadist with Mein Koran...come and get me nutbags.)
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To: Happy2BMe
I'm all for any theory or philosophy having to withstand scrutiny. That being said...

criticisms of evolution are an endorsement of religion

Umm, judge? It is the establishment of religion that is forbidden, not the endorsement. FYI

22 posted on 02/17/2005 6:18:42 PM PST by Teacher317
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To: PatrickHenry; longshadow
8. Belief that rocks can fall from the sky promotes hedonism and amoral, animalistic behavior.

And how! Homosexuality and sex change operations have been rampant ever since they started teaching Craterism in schools. Coincidence?

23 posted on 02/17/2005 6:21:57 PM PST by RightWingNilla
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To: ApesForEvolution

Hey- if they want to believe that their family-ancestors are apes, chimps and gorillas, that's their right. I'll gladly buy them a banana. LOL


24 posted on 02/17/2005 6:23:20 PM PST by richmwill
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To: richmwill

Hey, I grew up a confused Evotard, so I empathize with them...

;)


26 posted on 02/17/2005 6:24:34 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (I just took a Muhammad and wiped my Jihadist with Mein Koran...come and get me nutbags.)
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To: richmwill
Hey- if they want to believe that their family-ancestors are apes, chimps and gorillas

What about orangutans? You have to admit theyre kinda cute.

27 posted on 02/17/2005 6:24:39 PM PST by RightWingNilla
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To: RadioAstronomer
"This sticker stuff is just silly."

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No it's not. It's very serious business when the federal gubmint wants to tell our children their ancestors were monkies and not made in the likeness and the image of Almighty God.

That is the part they won't get away with.

29 posted on 02/17/2005 6:25:03 PM PST by Happy2BMe (Long ago and far, far away there once was a shining land they called "America" . . .)
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To: RightWingNilla

Craterism is a "theory" that claims large rocks can fall from the sky at any random moment and kill us. What damage can it do to young minds when they are indoctrinated with the "theory" about a purposeless, chaotic, random world -- the "theory" which is promoted by these so-called crater-scientists? How many lives have been destroyed by contemplating the chaos and absurdity of life when there is the constant fear of rocks falling from the sky? Clearly, such a precarious existence is too horrible to contemplate. How many suicides have been caused by the meaningless Crater-ite view of life?


30 posted on 02/17/2005 6:25:09 PM PST by PatrickHenry (<-- Click on my name. The List-O-Links for evolution threads is at my freeper homepage.)
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To: RadioAstronomer
This sticker stuff is just silly.

I agree. And if evolution is only a theory (which no scientist denies) what then is Creationism? It's a religious dogma unamenable to reasoned analysis. If people want it taught to their children as part of their religious upbringing, it's incumbent upon them to do it themselves, at their own expense.

31 posted on 02/17/2005 6:25:34 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Happy2BMe

Great another food fight over an event we already had a foot fight over. Several, actually.


32 posted on 02/17/2005 6:28:29 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: JohnS2629

ACLU COMMUNIST TRAITORS DAY SHALL COME BTTT


33 posted on 02/17/2005 6:29:16 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (I just took a Muhammad and wiped my Jihadist with Mein Koran...come and get me nutbags.)
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To: Happy2BMe

Amen.

That's the straight poop there bro...


34 posted on 02/17/2005 6:30:24 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (I just took a Muhammad and wiped my Jihadist with Mein Koran...come and get me nutbags.)
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To: PatrickHenry

Marx, Lenin and Stalin all promoted Craterism.


35 posted on 02/17/2005 6:30:44 PM PST by RightWingNilla
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To: RightWingNilla

The Founders of this great country did not believe in the blasphemy of Craterism. They had hope for the future. They built this nation as a Shining City on a Hill, as an example to all mankind. And now the Craterites, these Rocks-from-the-Sky cultists, claim that some random rock will drop down from the sky to flatten the glorious work of the Founders. What un-American nonsense these Craterites preach!


36 posted on 02/17/2005 6:32:51 PM PST by PatrickHenry (<-- Click on my name. The List-O-Links for evolution threads is at my freeper homepage.)
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To: richmwill; ApesForEvolution
"I'll gladly buy them a banana. LOL"

======================

Lady on train sitting with her beautiful new baby.

Man across the aisle stares - and stares - and stares . .
Lady to man: "I know I have a beautiful baby mister - but you're making me a little nervous by your endless staring . ."

Man to lady: "Beautiful baby!?"
Lady - THAT has got to be the ugliest excuse for a human being I have ever seen in my entire life!"

Lady is crushed - grabs up her precious beautiful baby and runs through the train the the next passenger car sobbing loudly and sits back down . .

The new conductor approaches the lady sobbing and attempts to comfort her . .

Lady - dear, dear lady. I don't know what has you so torn apart, but if you will just settle down a bit while I got get you a cup of tea and oh - I'll bring back a bananna for the cute littel monkey you've got there . .

37 posted on 02/17/2005 6:33:09 PM PST by Happy2BMe (Long ago and far, far away there once was a shining land they called "America" . . .)
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To: RadioAstronomer

Is there a group with an alternative explanation that also has wide popular support?

If so, then ask them to propose another sticker.


38 posted on 02/17/2005 6:33:12 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of it!)
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To: PatrickHenry; JohnS2629

I signed the petition, thanks.


39 posted on 02/17/2005 6:34:50 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: PatrickHenry
Theres a lot of self-parody going on in this thread.

Makes me embarrased to be a conservative, honestly.

40 posted on 02/17/2005 6:36:00 PM PST by RightWingNilla
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To: Happy2BMe

BWAHAHAHAHA! Good one...


41 posted on 02/17/2005 6:39:11 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (I just took a Muhammad and wiped my Jihadist with Mein Koran...come and get me nutbags.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The truth is not unconstitutional. Teaching religion in public schools is unconstitutional. This judge rightfully called them on it.


42 posted on 02/17/2005 6:40:56 PM PST by DaGman
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To: Victoria Delsoul

And what's your opinion of craterism, Victoria? Opposed, I hope.


43 posted on 02/17/2005 6:43:01 PM PST by PatrickHenry (<-- Click on my name. The List-O-Links for evolution threads is at my freeper homepage.)
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To: Happy2BMe

Ironic: Creatinoids campaigning on “Our Kids Deserve the Truth”


44 posted on 02/17/2005 6:43:58 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Here to help)
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To: xzins; RadioAstronomer
Is there a group with an alternative explanation that also has wide popular support? If so, then ask them to propose another sticker.

So, the standard is popular support? I read recently that 40% or so of Americans believe that a bullet leaving a curved barrel will continue to move in an arc. Should we disclaim Newton's Laws, too?

45 posted on 02/17/2005 6:45:58 PM PST by Liberal Classic (No better friend, no worse enemy. Semper Fi.)
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To: DaGman; rightwingintelligentsia
"Teaching religion in public schools is unconstitutional."

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The judge is biased against Christianity. It shows. It shows very much.

Atheism is a religion. One of it's doctrines is evolution.

Teaching atheism in school is unconstitutional.

46 posted on 02/17/2005 6:47:26 PM PST by Happy2BMe (Long ago and far, far away there once was a shining land they called "America" . . .)
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To: RightWingNilla
"Makes me embarrased to be a conservative, honestly."

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Are you gaugeing yourself by the new or the old definition of 'conservative?

47 posted on 02/17/2005 6:52:57 PM PST by Happy2BMe (Long ago and far, far away there once was a shining land they called "America" . . .)
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To: Liberal Classic

The standard is "alternative explanation with broad popular support."


49 posted on 02/17/2005 6:53:55 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of it!)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Monkies were your daddy is not the truth.


50 posted on 02/17/2005 6:54:00 PM PST by Happy2BMe (Long ago and far, far away there once was a shining land they called "America" . . .)
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