Skip to comments.Zogby Poll: Most Americans Want Strengths and Weaknesses of Darwinism Taught In Schools
Posted on 07/14/2009 10:19:19 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
(CNSNews.com) - A Zogby poll commissioned by the Seattle-based Discovery Institute says more than three-quarters of Americans would like teachers to have the freedom to discuss both the strengths and weaknesses of Darwinian evolution, with an even higher number reported among Democrats...
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Can they also teach Creationism then? Oh wait... Creationism can’t be proven right? /sarc
Of course any theory’s weaknesses should be discussed— be it evolution, intelligent design, global warming, the Big Bang, etc. However, for some theories, the discussion of weaknesses would overwhelm strengths.
There’s only room for one theory that can’t be proven!
I agree with you 100%. The only problem is that Darwinism has become a litmus test of sorts.
If you even hint at the fact that there are some problems with it — you become labeled something like a ‘Creationist’ and become treated something akin to a ‘9-11 Truther’.
It’s almost like challenging the orthodoxy of Global Warming.
Sadly science — which once tried to reveal the majesty of the cosmos and universe is becoming co-opted by those who want it to be their religion.
And as in many religions — heretics will be burned.
Thanks for the ping!
It is not necessary here to outline the kind of wrath that often falls upon heretics and Darwin deniers. The Liberals have reversed the roles of the Scopes Monkey Trial in every respect but they have paid no price.
Not a fair description at all.
What is the last chapter of Origins about? The very thing you claim those who accept evolutionary theory are deathly afraid of.
“exploring the weaknesses”
Scientists have already explored the weaknesses in evolution. And they continue to do so every day. That’s how science works.
By that you refer to spontaneous generation of life ?
Turns out Loius Pasteur musta been wrong afterall............ :-)
The irony of this is so rich.
The theory was synthesized by Aristotle, who compiled and expanded the work of prior natural philosophers and the various ancient explanations of the appearance of organisms; it held sway for two millennia. It is generally accepted to have been ultimately disproven in the 19th Century by the experiments of Louis Pasteur, expanding upon the experiments of other scientists before him (such as Francesco Redi who had performed similar experiments in the 17th century). Ultimately, it was succeeded by germ theory and cell theory.
The disproof of ongoing spontaneous generation is no longer controversial, now that the life cycles of various life forms have been well documented.
Darwinism is the basis of secular humanism,
so, yes, if you “question” it, you’re undermining
their religion and will be punished for it.
“A Zogby poll commissioned by the Seattle-based Discovery Institute says more than three-quarters of Americans would like teachers to have the freedom to discuss both the strengths and weaknesses of Darwinian evolution”
—Of course, so do I. And teachers do.
“Dr. John West, associate director of the Center for Science and Culture, said the findings contradict the prevailing notion that a small group of the uneducated as critics charge — drove skepticism over Darwins theory.”
—How does it do that?
But the new Zogby poll represents a broad-based and well-informed public consensus for academic freedom on evolution. The Darwin lobby has isolated itself from public opinion.
—If there is such a thing as a “Darwin lobby”, I bet most of them chose “B” also.
This might be the most bizarre and misleading spin put on a poll - ever.
Hmmm,... let’s see how many posts before someone comes in claiming it’s not a legitimate poll.....
Teach the strengths and weaknesses of Darwinism......great...as long as they teach Creationism!!!
Do they also want to discuss the strengths and weakness of the theory of gravity or the theory of relativity?
Which brand of creationism do you mean?
A Zogby poll? That’s gotta be bogus!
“ZOGBY CAUGHT IN INTERVIEW ADMITTING HIS LATEST POLL IS BUNK”
We’ll leave that for your co-religionists over at the Temple of Darwin.
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