Should evolution be taught in high sc...

Should evolution be taught in high school?

There are 180300 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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Psychology

Jacksonville, FL

#111518 Dec 9, 2012
What must a person do when they realize they are nothing more than a cut and paste clone of many other people?

Challenge everyone and everything.

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#111519 Dec 9, 2012
Psychology wrote:
All the great thinkers in the world went against the flat earth society of their day.

All the great thinkers had a clue, knew what others thought and why, and discovered reasons (data) to upset the status quote.

Unlike yourself, a poor thinker who has no clue, does not understand what science actually says nor why and has no reason (data) to put forth any scientific notion.
Psychology

Jacksonville, FL

#111520 Dec 9, 2012
Dogen wrote:
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There is nothing nasty about calling someone out who pretends to understand science and yet does not. That is not nearly as nasty as being a poser and trying to confabulate ones own notions with science.
If you weren't such a complete moron, you would see he had a valid, scientific observation.

Go back to playing with yourself, it's what you do best.
Mugwump

Manchester, UK

#111521 Dec 9, 2012
I notice Pyschos attempts to be civil to people lasted about a week, and he has now fallen back to his normal ways of calling everyone who disagree with him (I.e. everyone) a moron.
Is there ANYTHING he doesn't fail at.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#111522 Dec 9, 2012
Mugwump wrote:
I notice Pyschos attempts to be civil to people lasted about a week, and he has now fallen back to his normal ways of calling everyone who disagree with him (I.e. everyone) a moron.
Is there ANYTHING he doesn't fail at.
Nope, and that includes marriage and parenting.

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#111523 Dec 9, 2012
Psychology wrote:
<quoted text>
If you weren't such a complete moron, you would see he had a valid, scientific observation.
Go back to playing with yourself, it's what you do best.

If YOU thought it was a valid scientific observation,..... well that pretty much speaks for itself.
Level 6

Since: Aug 07

United States

#111524 Dec 9, 2012
Mugwump wrote:
I notice Pyschos attempts to be civil to people lasted about a week, and he has now fallen back to his normal ways of calling everyone who disagree with him (I.e. everyone) a moron.
Is there ANYTHING he doesn't fail at.
Well, all they do is spew verbal abuse. So how would you expect him to react? They should realize by now that this never amounts to anything except more of the same.

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#111525 Dec 9, 2012
Mugwump wrote:
I notice Pyschos attempts to be civil to people lasted about a week, and he has now fallen back to his normal ways of calling everyone who disagree with him (I.e. everyone) a moron.
Is there ANYTHING he doesn't fail at.

Not that we have observed, no.

But he could be one hellava stamp collector for all we know.
Level 6

Since: Aug 07

United States

#111526 Dec 9, 2012
If you come off as snarky and mean-spirited, then that's probably what you're going to get.
LowellGuy

United States

#111527 Dec 9, 2012
Psychology wrote:
You don't explain the theory of gravity with a coin and a feather, only morons think they can.
Remind me...was the hammer and feather drop test ever performed on the Moon?

You'd think someone as learned about gravity as you obviously are would know the answer to that question without having to be slapped in the face with video evidence.
Psychology

United States

#111528 Dec 9, 2012
LowellGuy wrote:
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Remind me...was the hammer and feather drop test ever performed on the Moon?
You'd think someone as learned about gravity as you obviously are would know the answer to that question without having to be slapped in the face with video evidence.
Then by all means idiot, tell us how the hammer feather drop explains gravity. LMAO yea, we'll wait. Moron
Psychology

United States

#111529 Dec 9, 2012
Chimney1 wrote:
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Its clear that you are rather more fond of little boys than you should be.
You dont offer science anything, while you and other children pretend to know everything, when all you do is cut and paste,

YOU and THEY, don't know anything.

You're idiots, that's all you are.
Psychology

United States

#111530 Dec 9, 2012
Dogen wrote:
<quoted text>
There is nothing nasty about calling someone out who pretends to understand science and yet does not. That is not nearly as nasty as being a poser and trying to confabulate ones own notions with science.
You're an idiot, calling other people ned, because you morons have nothing else.

There may be a pause in name calling, because I have more new science to consider.

Anybody can cut and paste children.
defender

Tucker, GA

#111531 Dec 9, 2012
swerty wrote:
Darwinism - Ruining dreams of retards since evolution began
Darwinism- Religion of speculation and wishful thinking where impossible things happen through the magical god named Natural Selection....
Psychology

United States

#111532 Dec 9, 2012
Not one scientist in the world questioned why space junk in low orbit falls back to earth, while space junk in high orbit has remained there , as anything other than a passing thought.
Psychology

United States

#111533 Dec 9, 2012
The morons in science seem unable to compare the effects of gravity from a low orbit to a high orbit with space junk and then think, ya know, if it's that way for space junk, why can't those same principles apply to planets?

Let's say this comparison is wrong. So, can we prove this is wrong, if so, how?

Oh gosh no. One can show its wrong, whatever shall we do or more portably, should we think.

Duh which way did he go George?
Psychology

United States

#111534 Dec 9, 2012
I am going to treat you morons how you want to be treated, I'm going to write what I choose, but I'm going to release only one thought at a time, so you morons will be seen for every question and statement you are too stupid to answer and then I will point it out in a following statement, so that every step of the way, you get to eat your nonsense at every point.
Psychology

United States

#111535 Dec 9, 2012
If my new thinking is wrong, but you're too stupid to prove its wrong, you still lose, because you never had a thought all your own.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#111536 Dec 9, 2012
Tyler Across the Galaxy wrote:
<quoted text>
I just want to make a quick tiny correction here: The morning after pill is not actually abortion-in-a-pill, it's an actual contraceptive. It doesn't get rid of a few hundred cells, it's supposed to mess with the fertilization process to prevent conception at all. It's most effective when taken right after sex but the window of opportunity on that can extend to the morning after--it's just not really recommended.
There's a lot of misconceptions floating around about birth control and how it works, especially on the female end of things, so it's not too surprising that there are a lot of folks out there that don't know these things. Heck just listen to the debates going on over birth control in politics, you'd think none of those middle aged men making the policies know a thing about how the female reproductive system works.
Except that what drives the extreme anti-abortion people nuts is that it does rid the body of fertilized ovums by not allowing them to attach. I know that up to 50% of fertilized ovums never attach in the first place.

Remember we are dealing with people who believe that life starts at conception, that is when the sperm enters the egg. The morning after pill is taken in the morning after you regret having unprotected sex, or protected sex where something went wrong. If it could not get rid of fertilized ova it would not be of much use, would it?

I personally have no problems at all with this method. As I said half of the time a fertilized ovum does not attach anyway. And our young potential mother does not even know if the egg attached or not until she misses her period. Do we morn every time an undetectable pregnancy does not occur? Of course not. We don't even know if the unattached ovum was fertilized for sure or not.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#111537 Dec 9, 2012
defender wrote:
<quoted text>
Darwinism- Religion of speculation and wishful thinking where impossible things happen through the magical god named Natural Selection....
Run away and hide again defender, you have nothing.

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