Should evolution be taught in high sc...

Should evolution be taught in high school?

There are 178661 comments on the www.scientificblogging.com story from Feb 24, 2008, titled Should evolution be taught in high school?. In it, www.scientificblogging.com reports that:

Microbiologist Carl Woese is well known as an iconoclast. At 79 years of age, Woese is still shaking things up. Most recently, he stated in an interview with Wired that...

"My feeling is that evolution shouldn't be taught at the lower grades. You don't teach quantum mechanics in the grade schools. One has to be quite educated to work with these concepts; what they pass on as evolution in high schools is nothing but repetitious tripe that teachers don't understand."

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“I am Sisyphus”

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#108892 Nov 19, 2012
MikeF wrote:
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Been there, done that. Even considered the priesthood when I was a youngster.
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So you say.

I was a "minister-in-training " at an independent church. Only lasted maybe 6 months. I gave one sermon. I did not prepare a sermon, I just "let the spirit move me". I rambled about something for about 20 minutes to a fairly packed house. It was so good that even I don't remember it.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#108893 Nov 19, 2012
Dogen wrote:
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As I stated at that time, I am well aware of this faith in God. Many of his recordings are of pieces. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring is one of my favorite recordings from him.
Yes, he taught me that too. Ever wonder why the best music is always inspired by God?
LowellGuy

United States

#108894 Nov 19, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Please quote the scripture that says "tetrahedral" or 90 degree angles....
Or STFU
So, like all fundies, you don't understand analogies.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

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Since: Apr 08

Indianapolis, IN

#108895 Nov 19, 2012
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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Well, no wonder....
Ah, that the Urb we know and love. When you can't address the point, make a jackass answer. I admire your consistency.
LowellGuy

United States

#108896 Nov 19, 2012
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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Uh, yes, every Bible I've ever owned had an outline for reading through it in one year. Most churches schedule both Bible study and sermons this way. It is VERY common. Google "Read the Bible in a year" Dummy.
Skirted the nested hierarchy bit, I see. Still can't find 7 minutes, eh?
LowellGuy

United States

#108897 Nov 19, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Has the FSM touched you? Did it help? What did it feel like? Do you attend the FSM church?
Your pitiful straw man spaghetti monster is not effective....
Why don't you believe in the flying spaghetti monster, or Zeus, or Ra, or Thor?
LowellGuy

United States

#108898 Nov 19, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I couldn't say. There are more than 2 billion Christians in the world. Are you gonna assume something?
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Again, over 2 billion of us....
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sigh......
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LMMFAO!!! All y'all boast about is Christianity. Every once in a while, someone brings up Zeus or Hanan Pacha or something. But your focus seems to be on God.
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Particular, huh?
In a predominantly Christian country, shouldn't that be expected? Wouldn't you expect atheists in the Middle East to be discussing Allah and the Koran with their Muslim neighbors? Are you retarded? I mean it. You're, like, aggressively stupid. Have you met marksman11 yet?

“I am Sisyphus”

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#108899 Nov 19, 2012
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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Yes, he taught me that too. Ever wonder why the best music is always inspired by God?

I don't remember Rush ever claiming divine inspiration.

Of course you know that Mozart and Bach and...... were Roman Catholic.

And many musicians and composers are Jewish....

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#108900 Nov 19, 2012
MikeF wrote:
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Been there, done that. Even considered the priesthood when I was a youngster.
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So you say.
Change of subject.

Have you read, Not Without Hope by Nick Schuyler, of the 4 that went out fishing and flipped their boat in the gulf?(A local story for you)
LowellGuy

United States

#108901 Nov 19, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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My evidence is the fact that God has touched me, literally. I KNOW He is real.
Describe this event. Then, explain how it couldn't be hallucination or delusion.

If your God touches you, your God is detectable, and thus within the realm of scientific inquiry. Your God can, therefore, be demonstrated. Just show us the evidence. Evidence nobody else can observe is not evidence. Good luck.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#108902 Nov 19, 2012
LowellGuy wrote:
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Why don't you believe in the flying spaghetti monster, or Zeus, or Ra, or Thor?
Does the Monster offer forgiveness and everlasting life?

“Pissing people off since 1949”

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Since: Apr 08

Indianapolis, IN

#108903 Nov 19, 2012
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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Change of subject.
Have you read, Not Without Hope by Nick Schuyler, of the 4 that went out fishing and flipped their boat in the gulf?(A local story for you)
I do know the story (in my front yard) and I do know of the criticism of the book but, no, I haven't read it. 70 some miles off shore in a small, single engine boat, right? I've sailed the gulf and in some pretty impressive storms. They exhibited the height of stupidity.

So what's your point, Urb. That god didn't drown them all? Nick was saved?
heh

Saint Louis, MO

#108904 Nov 19, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
There are more than 2 billion Christians in the world.
What denomination are you and how many of you are there? Are all the Christians that don't share your sect going to Hell with the Jews, Buddhist, etc?

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#108905 Nov 19, 2012
Dogen wrote:
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I don't remember Rush ever claiming divine inspiration.
Of course you know that Mozart and Bach and...... were Roman Catholic.
And many musicians and composers are Jewish....
Oh, so Rush, basicaly a fly by night high school band, is better than Bach? Are you serious?

“Pissing people off since 1949”

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Since: Apr 08

Indianapolis, IN

#108906 Nov 19, 2012
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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Does the Monster offer forgiveness and everlasting life?
Plus beer volcanoes and strippers!
heh

Saint Louis, MO

#108907 Nov 19, 2012
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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Does the Monster offer forgiveness and everlasting life?
He offers a stripper factory and beer volcano.

“Ditat Deus”

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#108908 Nov 19, 2012
Dogen wrote:
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I have actual evidence. You have opinions and beliefs that have been fed to you.
Matt 7:7
Of course. You have evidence....

Everyone with an opinion thinks that, you know.

Why don't you try asking? Maybe you'll receive something.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

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Indianapolis, IN

#108909 Nov 19, 2012
heh wrote:
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He offers a stripper factory and beer volcano.
See there? Told ya.

“Ditat Deus”

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#108910 Nov 19, 2012
Dogen wrote:
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You sure you just didn't skip your Geodon for a day?
I was 15.

Besides, I didn't take drugs or meds then and still don't.

What's your excuse?

“Ditat Deus”

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#108911 Nov 19, 2012
LowellGuy wrote:
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So, like all fundies, you don't understand analogies.
Sure I do.

But I'm still waiting for the scripture of "90 degree angles".......

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