Skip to comments.Judge tosses out evolution lawsuit
Posted on 09/13/2007 6:02:12 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit against the Roseville Joint Union High School District that was filed by a Granite Bay man unhappy with how evolution was being taught in his children's school.
The father, Larry Caldwell, spent much of 2003 and 2004 trying to persuade the Roseville high school district to alter its biology curriculum to include arguments against evolution. After many meetings and discussions about his proposals, the school board rejected them.
Caldwell then sued the district, four administrators and two school board members, alleging they had violated his constitutional rights in the process of considering his proposals. School district officials denied Caldwell access to certain meetings and discriminated against him for being Christian, Caldwell claimed.
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We just lost the concept of “decendant populations” ~ it’s a “group thing” now ~ and includes those bugs living in your armpits!
im amused as to why so many folks get their dander up when a person wants to have both sides of an issue dicussed in schools for their children.
literature classes discuss shakespeare, did he or didnt he write his own work.
economics courses, or history discuss the pros and cons of decisions made by world leaders past and present...
but, when folks, who are not trying to push religious views and merely want to point out the faults of evolutionism, all the sudden, they are criticized and censored without any fair hearing of their side....
Sorry about the creative pre-caffeine spelling of “descendant” ... one day I’ll try waking up before posting.
This is not quite as new as it looks, but still pretty high on the nifty scale. Keep in mind that mitochondria and chloroplasts include genomes swallowed whole.
Yeah and I'm a weatherman because I predict that the weather is going to change.
Evolution didn't predict this, therefore it isn't scientific.
"And after the fact story telling certainly describes religion, but I dont know what it has to do with science."
Nothing, and that's what you were doing when you said, "In fact, the process of phagocytosis and the consequent sharing of genetic material is quite consistent with evolutionary theory and (you wont like this) may have a great deal to do with simple bacteria in the primordial ooze sprouting legs, moving onto land, and inventing god."
I think since evolution is a theory, arguments against it should be heard.
Otherwise it seems that evolution is being sold like a product (let the buyer beware), rather than a legitimate theory being taught to fresh young minds at an academic institution, in a land of freedom.
I would suggest that that is a new path to mutation, rather than “mutation is not needed”.
For what it is worth, the mitochondrions are essentially a separate organism inside us, giving us the ability to perform aerobic respiration, (see Kreb’s Cycle).
Further research in the influence of parasites on hosts would be profitable. I think of parasites as an organism which has a virtual body, once implanted.
Imagine that. The human body is “Second Life” to its parasites.
“. . . Kent Hovind tactics . . . “
No, this is NOT mutation ~
Bringing Humanism into the a public school is bringing in a religious belief, but the Humanist Manifestos I & II are the religion of the government school apparatus nation wide.
Chromosones mutate. Genes are the result. a collection of bases is either is a gene, or it is not. There is a lot of junk on a chromosone that has no purpose that we can discern. Waiting for a mutation to turn into a butterfly...
Here's a thought for you ~ just because something can be mutated doesn't mean it needs to be mutated, particularly if you can just pick up a perfectly good, but more adequate version, elsewhere.
Absolutely. I couldn't agree more. But since evolution is a scientific theory, those arguments against it must be rooted in science.
Any contradictory evidence must be discussed, just as soon as any is found. Any competing scientific theories must get equal time, just as soon as any are developed.
Students should also be reminded (or, more likely, told) that "scientific theory" does not mean "guess," it means "model extrapolated from and supported by evidence." Students are never too young to learn that words mean things.
Or, the other way around ~ ever think of that one?
Absolutely. genes need to be big so that they can assemble functional T-RNA via z-DNA. Further, they can be diffuse, spread out with sub-assemblies or precursors put together off the main strand.
The synthesis of hemoglobin shows that, as do the various genetic diseases grouped under the heading of porphria.
The other way around is called “children” in suburbia.
Seriously false assertion, one made by leftists continually.
No, we don't have to let "all others in too". Our country and our culture are based on the Judaeo-Christian belief system, and 84% of the people claim to be Christians. There is nothing wrong with teaching the values of the American culture and the belief system on which it is based.
“Porphyria” I believe ~ 86 different varieties ~ definitely some instability in that code.
Kent Hovind is generally a sensationalist kind of guy, and it’s cost him in the long run. He’s also currently serving a prison sentence for tax fraud.
BTW, genes are so huge they can obviously accommodate all the machinery needed to do all sorts of stuff. They must necessarily possess more than one type of super computer ~ including, no doubt, several devoted to quantum processing techniques, or maybe even processing in dimensions we don’t even know aobut yet.
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