I stand corrected, I did mention an opponent was ignorant of a specific fact. Even so, I don't post insults regularly, only in retaliation.http://www.topix.net/forum/new s/evolution/TJ3D5ROB9AM5J32AL/ p2#c29
Go ahead and back yourself into a corner; the new law ensures science will carry on.We also back ourselves up all the time. That's your problem. Hence they aren't mere baseless ad-homs on our part.
Critical thinking isn't just for 'beyond the classroom', it's an essential part of science education. If a teacher can't provide critical thought in support of an accepted theory he either doesn't need to work in public schools or there's something wrong with the science.Not at all, in fact we've supported that from the start. Nothing wrong with critical thinking applied beyond the classroom either, where again you run into problems. So we should teach students critical thinking and the scientific method, and give them the knowledge required to progress their scientific education so that one day they might become qualified scientists and test those scientific theories.
Or alternatively we should have schoolkids repeat each and every scientific experiment ever done throughout history that led to our currently accepted scientific theories just to make sure that nothing at all is being taken on faith.
There's nothing wrong with teaching children which experiments support scientific theories and which don't. The bill does nothing more than take faith based science out of the classroom.