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Bobby Jindal: I'm fine with teaching creationism in public schools

There are 357 comments on the Salon story from Apr 16, 2013, titled Bobby Jindal: I'm fine with teaching creationism in public schools. In it, Salon reports that:

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says that he wouldn't mind if public school students were taught creationism and intelligent design in addition to evolution, as long as it's "the best science." In an interview on NBC, Jindal, a Republican, said: "Bottom line, at the end of the day, we want our kids to be exposed to the best facts.

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“Pissing people off since 1949”

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#144 Apr 28, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>what defines major breweries? is New Belgium breweries in CO a major brewery? ever try their 1555 ale? awesome...
I'll add it to my list. However, it is still considered a regional brewery. It may have started out that way, but I wouldn't consider the 7th largest brewery in the US to be a microbrewery. Usually considered a craft brewery (whatever that means).

Yuengling: 2.5 million barrelsing
New Belgium: 712,800 barrels

Interest to note that many of the major US breweries are now owned by InBev. In Belgium!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InBev
Brandt Hardin

Memphis, TN

#145 Apr 29, 2013
Here in TN, they have taken steps though new legislation to allow creationism back into the classroom. This law turns the clock back nearly 100 years here in the seemingly unprogressive South and is simply embarrassing. There is no argument against the Theory of Evolution other than that of religious doctrine. The Monkey Law only opens the door for fanatic Christianity to creep its way back into our classrooms. You can see my visual response as a Tennessean to this absurd law on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/04/pu... with some evolutionary art and a little bit of simple logic.

“Dinosaurs survived the flood!”

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#146 Apr 29, 2013
ViaDolorosa wrote:
Even atheists have witnessed bedside passings of people - and it leaves alot of them not so skeptical any more.
If you work in a nursing home, then make a point to sit in on a few of the passings - because unless they are comatose, most all of them have some sort of "journey" - good or bad.
We only go to one of two places anyhow - Heaven or hell. And no, staying dead isn't an option. lol
I have seen people die. It isn't pleasant to watch someone you know pass away, but it didn't leave me with evidence of God one way or the other. I did not see any journey played out. Whatever an observer feels upon witnesses such an event is purely the feelings of the observer based on their own personal feelings, fears, history, understanding and misunderstanding. Seeing something that is not there is a transference of those feelings and nothing more. I have been raised to believe we go to Heaven or Hell, but I have seen no evidence supporting that belief nor have I seen evidence that limits the possibilities. You may believe it, I may want to believe it, but neither of us can show it to be a fact.

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#147 Apr 29, 2013
MikeF wrote:
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I'll add it to my list. However, it is still considered a regional brewery. It may have started out that way, but I wouldn't consider the 7th largest brewery in the US to be a microbrewery. Usually considered a craft brewery (whatever that means).
Yuengling: 2.5 million barrelsing
New Belgium: 712,800 barrels
Interest to note that many of the major US breweries are now owned by InBev. In Belgium!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InBev
I like beer. It makes me a jolly good fellow.

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#148 May 9, 2013
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>I have seen people die. It isn't pleasant to watch someone you know pass away, but it didn't leave me with evidence of God one way or the other. I did not see any journey played out. Whatever an observer feels upon witnesses such an event is purely the feelings of the observer based on their own personal feelings, fears, history, understanding and misunderstanding. Seeing something that is not there is a transference of those feelings and nothing more. I have been raised to believe we go to Heaven or Hell, but I have seen no evidence supporting that belief nor have I seen evidence that limits the possibilities. You may believe it, I may want to believe it, but neither of us can show it to be a fact.
DUH!!!! When someone dies did you really think you would see the transformation of them going from the body to either Heaven or Hell? What a lame tard!!! You prove you are a topix troll every time and everywhere you post.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#149 May 10, 2013
replaytime wrote:
DUH!!!! When someone dies did you really think you would see the transformation of them going from the body to either Heaven or Hell?
No.

Not really.

No.
replaytime wrote:
What a lame tard!!! You prove you are a topix troll every time and everywhere you post.
While your constant obsession with following him around and subjecting him to multiple barrages of ad-hom while not even commenting on the thread subject is in no way at all trollish.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#150 May 10, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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DUH!!!! When someone dies did you really think you would see the transformation of them going from the body to either Heaven or Hell? What a lame tard!!! You prove you are a topix troll every time and everywhere you post.
One might expect at least a teensy shred of evidence of some soul, or spirit. as yet, there isn't even that...

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#151 May 10, 2013
Bobby Jindal isn't advocating creationism, he's advocating local and parental control rather than federal control. He's done a wonderful job in Louisiana, increasing enrollment and graduation.

I like Jindal.
Louisiana Swampmud

Mountain View, CA

#152 May 10, 2013
I like Jindal too.

He complains about anything and everything

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#153 May 10, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
Bobby Jindal isn't advocating creationism, he's advocating local and parental control rather than federal control. He's done a wonderful job in Louisiana, increasing enrollment and graduation.
I like Jindal.
ummm...no. he's advocating federal control in teaching creationism in public schools.

funny how your religious cult bias blinds you to this fact...
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#154 May 10, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
Bobby Jindal isn't advocating creationism
Except for the part where he advocates creationism.

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#155 May 10, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
Bobby Jindal isn't advocating creationism, he's advocating local and parental control rather than federal control. He's done a wonderful job in Louisiana, increasing enrollment and graduation.
I like Jindal.
Bobby Jindal says "I'm fine with teaching creationism in public schools" and that is not advocating creationism.

Your statement is so absurd, I can't do it any justice by commenting further.

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#156 May 10, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>ummm...no. he's advocating federal control in teaching creationism in public schools.
funny how your religious cult bias blinds you to this fact...
Would that it were only religion that blinds this fellow. That would imply a hope that one day he may see better.

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#157 May 10, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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Except for the part where he advocates creationism.
Yes, I see how we all might misconstrue that part to mean he is advocating the teaching of creationism in public schools. What are we thinking?

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St. Croix valley

#158 May 10, 2013
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>Bobby Jindal says "I'm fine with teaching creationism in public schools" and that is not advocating creationism.
Your statement is so absurd, I can't do it any justice by commenting further.
Brian G doesn't 'do' facts and reason. he goes by what he feels to be the truth.

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Everett, WA

#159 May 10, 2013
What is disgusting about Bobby Jindal is that he knows better. He graduated with a biology major and did extremely well. There is no hint that he believes the nonsense of creationism.

The only reason that he supports this bill is for political reasons. Unfortunately most politicians pull the same sort of crap. It still is not excusable. When it is pointed out politicians should apologize and correct their actions. Few ever do.

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#160 May 12, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
ummm...no. he's advocating federal control in teaching creationism in public schools. funny how your religious cult bias blinds you to this fact...
I listened to the program cited by the article and he said nothing of the sort. He said the opposite, if local school boards want creationism, then he see's nothing wrong with that.

Where do you get the idea he's advocating either federal control of curriculums or creationism?

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#161 May 12, 2013
DanFromSmithville wrote:
Bobby Jindal says "I'm fine with teaching creationism in public schools" and that is not advocating creationism. Your statement is so absurd, I can't do it any justice by commenting further.
That's a partial quote that distorts what he said. Can you quote the entire sentence?
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#162 May 12, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>That's a partial quote that distorts what he said. Can you quote the entire sentence?
Salon wrote:
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says that he wouldn’t mind if public school students were taught creationism and intelligent design in addition to evolution, as long as it’s “the best science.”
So he wants to teach the best science but he's also perfectly fine with teaching the WORST KIND OF ANTI-SCIENCE BS EVER along with it.

Which uh, kinda defeats the whole purpose.(shrug)

“Pissing people off since 1949”

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#163 May 12, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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So he wants to teach the best science but he's also perfectly fine with teaching the WORST KIND OF ANTI-SCIENCE BS EVER along with it.
Which uh, kinda defeats the whole purpose.(shrug)
Doesn't it now.

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