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Keep Darwin's 'lies' out of Polish schools: education official
AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | October 14, 2006

Posted on 10/14/2006 11:16:50 AM PDT by lizol

Keep Darwin's 'lies' out of Polish schools: education official 2 hours.

WARSAW (AFP) - Poland's deputy education minister called for the influential evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin not to be taught in the country's schools, branding them "lies."

"The theory of evolution is a lie, an error that we have legalised as a common truth," Miroslaw Orzechowski, the deputy minister in the country's right-wing coalition government, was quoted as saying by the Gazeta Wyborcza daily Saturday.

Orzechowski said the theory was "a feeble idea of an aged non-believer," who had come up with it "perhaps because he was a vegetarian and lacked fire inside him."

The evolution theory of the 19th-century British naturalist holds that existing animals and plants are the result of natural selection which eliminated inferior species gradually over time. This conflicts with the "creationist" theory that God created all life on the planet in a finite number.

Orzechowski called for a debate on whether Darwin's theory should be taught in schools.

"We should not teach lies, just as we should not teach bad instead of good, or ugliness instead of beauty," he said. "We are not going to withdraw (Darwin's theory) from the school books, but we should start to discuss it."

The deputy minister is a member of a Catholic far-right political group, the League of Polish Families. The league's head, Roman Giertych, is education minister in the conservative coalition government of Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

Giertych's father Maciej, who represents the league in the European Parliament, organised a discussion there last week on Darwinism. He described the theory as "not supported by proof" and called for it be removed from school books.

The far-right joined the government in May when Kaczynski's ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, after months of ineffective minority government, formed a coalition including LPR and the populist Sambroon party.

Roman Giertych has not spoken out on Darwinism, but the far-right politician's stance on other issues has stirred protest in Poland since he joined the government.

A school pupils' association was expected to demonstrate in front of the education ministry on Saturday to call for his resignation.


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To: balrog666

Usually, your posts are never so substantive as to call me names. ;-) If you're feel left out...


241 posted on 10/15/2006 10:39:18 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Lord, help me to be the Christian conservative that liberals fear I am.)
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To: freedumb2003

I don't go digging for them. And I don't take them out of context. If you're feeling left out...


242 posted on 10/15/2006 10:41:44 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Lord, help me to be the Christian conservative that liberals fear I am.)
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To: 1000 silverlings
Very nice. I will probably use it when I travel later today (I am a frequent traveller).

But I will use it as a theological devotional to speak to my Lord -- not as scientific evidence nor as defense to closing my eyes.

243 posted on 10/15/2006 10:42:15 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (ID: bad science, bad theology and, above all, bad philology)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Yeah -- I'll have to try a little harder.


244 posted on 10/15/2006 10:42:43 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (ID: bad science, bad theology and, above all, bad philology)
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To: freedumb2003

That's great, I hope you have a good and safe journey.


245 posted on 10/15/2006 10:48:43 AM PDT by 1000 silverlings (why is it so difficult to understand)
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To: 1000 silverlings

Thank you.


246 posted on 10/15/2006 10:49:16 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (ID: bad science, bad theology and, above all, bad philology)
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To: 1000 silverlings; balrog666
Hey don't feel left out.

Name calling is all the character has. he cant even go to a Nobel prize thread without starting right off by referring to or about another freeper as 'pantload' or 'pantload being in your head'

This character (and not to insult all good characters) makes a mockery of education and knowledge.

If he and his band of characters think they are an apt representation of the current academia, then I think we can rule out all institutions that bow to the monkey god of darwin as being genuine places of higher knowledge.

What I really want to know is what is the ratio for deleted posts/good standing at the FR? This character must have set the Guinness world record in posts deleted for insult, vulgarity, and obscenity and he is still here.

W
247 posted on 10/15/2006 10:50:55 AM PDT by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: RunningWolf; balrog666

Poor little guy. Maybe he needs love.


248 posted on 10/15/2006 10:55:10 AM PDT by 1000 silverlings (why is it so difficult to understand)
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To: Coyoteman

Could you point out some case in history where a living ape was confused for a living human or vise versa? That is to say, where one of these species was in a transitional state? This would help somewhat in substantiating what so far appears to be a "just so story." Or do you have only pictures of bone heads to make your point?


249 posted on 10/15/2006 10:57:29 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Usually, your posts are never so substantive as to call me names. ;-) If you're feel left out...

Well, let's just find out where I need to kick first ...

So, are you a Moonie?

250 posted on 10/15/2006 11:07:00 AM PDT by balrog666 (Ignorance is never better than knowledge. - Enrico Fermi)
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To: Fester Chugabrew
Could you point out some case in history where a living ape was confused for a living human or vise versa? That is to say, where one of these species was in a transitional state?

The transitional fossils are all deceased at this point. Sorry.

However, you are a transitional! You are genetically different from your parents, and if you have children you are genetically different from them as well.

But, here is an example of a fossil transitional. Check out the chart for its position (hint--in the upper center):



Fossil: KNM-ER 3733

Site: Koobi Fora (Upper KBS tuff, area 104), Lake Turkana, Kenya (4, 1)

Discovered By: B. Ngeneo, 1975 (1)

Estimated Age of Fossil: 1.75 mya * determined by Stratigraphic, faunal, paleomagnetic & radiometric data (1, 4)

Species Name: Homo ergaster (1, 7, 8), Homo erectus (3, 4, 7), Homo erectus ergaster (25)

Gender: Female (species presumed to be sexually dimorphic) (1, 8)

Cranial Capacity: 850 cc (1, 3, 4)

Information: Tools found in same layer (8, 9). Found with KNM-ER 406 A. boisei (effectively eliminating single species hypothesis) (1)

Interpretation: Adult (based on cranial sutures, molar eruption and dental wear) (1)

See original source for notes:
Source: http://www.mos.org/evolution/fossils/fossilview.php?fid=33


Source: http://wwwrses.anu.edu.au/environment/eePages/eeDating/HumanEvol_info.html

251 posted on 10/15/2006 11:08:51 AM PDT by Coyoteman (I love the sound of beta decay in the morning!)
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To: freedumb2003
No scientist (nor those of us who understand the fundamentals) believes what you have posited in the way you have said it.

There was a trick in that question. But since you "understand the fundamentals" tell me what it was then tell me what you believe.

252 posted on 10/15/2006 11:24:47 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: balrog666; DaveLoneRanger

Dave,

Thank God for our enemies :-)


253 posted on 10/15/2006 11:25:50 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Coyoteman
I was hoping there might be some record, i.e. written account, indicating an ape was once confused for a human, or vise versa; where living humans were literally at a loss as to which species the sample represents. There should be some such creatures living today that have us scratching our heads wondering: "Is it human or is it ape?" But it seems we are able to tell the difference right away and always have. Without such samples the theory of evolution is sorely lacking substantive evidence.

I believe if all the samples you post could be put together into the form they had when they were alive, there would be no problem determining fairly quickly whether they are ape or human.

It simply does not wash that, because there are small changes from generation to generation, these necessarily add up to large changes over a long period of time. Not to say the idea is preposterous or completely unfounded. It just has not been supported by the direct observation of humans or their written records over millennia.
254 posted on 10/15/2006 11:36:01 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: RunningWolf
If he and his band of characters think they are an apt representation of the current academia, then I think we can rule out all institutions that bow to the monkey god of darwin as being genuine places of higher knowledge.

As always, the (hilarious) irony of your posts is not lost on anyone but you.

255 posted on 10/15/2006 11:50:19 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (ID: bad science, bad theology and, above all, bad philology)
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To: balrog666
Are you a neurotic neo-postmodern deconstructionist? Do you believe in functionalized structuralism? Or structuralist functionalism?

(Short answer: No, I'm not a Mooney.)
256 posted on 10/15/2006 1:10:01 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Lord, help me to be the Christian conservative that liberals fear I am.)
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To: A. Pole
And I have a question to you. Do you reject then the view "that the universe is a dead purposeless machine ruled by chance"?

Yes, I reject that view. I'd also add that it has absolutely nothing to do with the modern neo-Darwinian theory of evolution.

257 posted on 10/15/2006 1:20:11 PM PDT by curiosity
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To: A. Pole
I do not mean actual Darwin.

Okay. So do you broadly accept Darwin's theory as the best, empirically-verified scientific explanation for the origin of species and biological diversity?

I mean "Darwinism" as it is being propagated today.

Where is this "Darwinism" of yours being propagated?

Surely this "Darwinism" you speak of cannot be the same thing as the modern neo-Darwinian theory of biological evolution as it is commonly taught in modern biology courses. I have looked at many textbooks on evolutionary biology, and I have yet to see one that claims the universe is a "dead purposeless machine."

258 posted on 10/15/2006 1:24:22 PM PDT by curiosity
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To: Fester Chugabrew
Nevertheless I trust police forensic science which treats of a narrow line of questioning far more than I trust the typical evolutionist who accepts a tale regarding a 4.5 billion history of unobserved events

Big difference -- scientists have been working on the ToE for over a hundred years, and have not yet been able to show it to be wrong.

ID is not a scientific theory. The only thing scientific about it are individual scientific attacks on the ToE, and they have failed as have all previous attacks by regular scientists (which is why ToE exists today). But a set of scientific attacks on an established theory do not in themselves equal a scientific theory.

259 posted on 10/15/2006 1:38:18 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: curiosity

If you believe in evolution, how can you conclude anything BUT?


260 posted on 10/15/2006 1:41:21 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Lord, help me to be the Christian conservative that liberals fear I am.)
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