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1 posted on 01/23/2009 9:39:42 AM PST by GodGunsGuts
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Ping!


2 posted on 01/23/2009 9:40:35 AM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

IBT OH NO!!!!! We’re heading back into the dark ages and theocracy hysteria.


3 posted on 01/23/2009 9:44:28 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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They voted to require students to analyze and evaluate some of the most important and controversial aspects of modern evolutionary theory such as the fossil record, universal common descent and even natural selection."

And if they use the scientific method they will come up with the same results as scientists have.

But if they use creation "science" they could come up with all sorts of oft-refuted anti-science nonsense.

In the interest of helping them out down there in Texas, here is a refutation of a few hundred of the most common creationist claims:

Index of Creationist Claims

5 posted on 01/23/2009 9:49:10 AM PST by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

[[They voted to require students to analyze and evaluate some of the most important and controversial aspects of modern evolutionary theory such as the fossil record, universal common descent and even natural selection.” ]]

That’s fine- but I ALSO think that they should be required to learn about al lthe times macroevolutionists point blank lied and deceived students in the past with outlandish claims like ‘we’re seeing examples of macroevolution right before our eyes’ when those makign htose claism KNEW full well they were NOT seeign that, but were witnessing symbiotic relationships which macroevolutionists were tryign to pass off as ‘NEW information’ arising, and ‘Macroevolutionary change’ when it was NOTHING more than a parassitic invasion into a host species!

As well, in addition to learning about hte weaknesses, student should be required ot learn about the IMPOSSIBILITIES- Until and unless they do- they are still going to be having a biased, subjective, non realistic ‘science’ (read ‘religious beleif’) shoved at them. Objective scinece means just that- presenting ALL the facts- regardless of whether those facts and evidences support or dismantle a given hypothesis. Anythign less is nothign but propoganda- NOT science!


14 posted on 01/23/2009 10:24:52 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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Analyse and evaluate evolution? But but but, what ever happened to the old time religion of simple faith in TENS?

Jus’ gimme that old time religion,
Gimme that old time religion,
Gimme that old time religion,
‘Twas good enough for me.

‘Twas good enough for Sagan,
‘Twas good enough for Sagan,
‘Twas good enough for Sagan,
And it’s good enough for me!

‘Twas good enough for Dawkins,
‘Twas good enough for Dawkins,
‘Twas good enough for Dawkins,
And it’s good enough for me!

‘Twas good enough for Dennett,
‘Twas good enough for Dennett,
‘Twas good enough for Dennett,
And it’s good enough for me!

And so on.


18 posted on 01/23/2009 10:33:47 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Nihil utile nisi quod honestum - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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I think this is a great idea! By letting the students analyze it, instead of memorize it, there might be one genius in the bunch that figures something out someone else missed.

Seriously, we have got to stop with the absolutes in everything. Yes, we are knowing more and more as time goes on, but lets let the up and coming minds explore science. Not just repeat propoganda.


29 posted on 01/23/2009 11:09:25 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: GodGunsGuts

I like the idea to cover the strengths and weaknesses of all scientific theories. It can only lead to better-educated students.

Singling out evolution shows we yet again have a bunch of creationists with a religious agenda. Take us back 500 years and it would be heliocentrism singled out for scrutiny.


35 posted on 01/23/2009 11:36:49 AM PST by antiRepublicrat ("I am a firm believer that there are not two sides to every issue..." -- Arianna Huffington)
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HOOAH!!!


43 posted on 01/23/2009 12:16:34 PM PST by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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I think we need to clarify what we are talking about when we refer to “evolution” - pure Darwinism or simply the change in inherited traits of an organism from one generation to the next. There is no doubt that the latter description of evolution is scientific fact. But pure Darwinism has a huge problem with its belief in random mutation being the cause of the change in traits. No scientific evidence backs up the random mutation aspect of Darwinism and I think logic dictates that the change in traits is better explained by intelligent design (since random mutation is easier to refute).


45 posted on 01/23/2009 12:45:43 PM PST by Texas Federalist
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Students required to analyze and evaluate what they're being taught? We know where this will lead! Jay walking, chewing gum while they walk, maybe even (choking up here) Doubts About Darwin! The Horror, The Horror!
98 posted on 01/24/2009 5:32:53 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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