Should evolution be taught in high sc...

Should evolution be taught in high school?

There are 180394 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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Elohim

Branford, CT

#114170 Jan 11, 2013
One way or another wrote:
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So you're a dumb Sicilian, pretending to be a Jew, according to you pick of a Jewish moniker. That's how good your science is. Lol
LMAO!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAAA. Nice try peckerwood.
Elohim

Branford, CT

#114171 Jan 11, 2013
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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It looks like you're getting your wish. The government is going to make it illegal for heathcare to be profitable. Therefore the monetary incentive for a career in healthcare will go away and you will be treated by bored, disgruntled, two-bit government clerks. Careful what you ask for.
Are you nuts? Where do you rightwing whack jobs get this garbage? Do you find it difficult to breathe with your head so far into your colon?
LowellGuy

Haverhill, MA

#114172 Jan 11, 2013
One way or another wrote:
What what
In the butt.
One way or another

United States

#114173 Jan 11, 2013
Wow children, that's got to be some of your best work.
One way or another

United States

#114174 Jan 11, 2013
Your science is coming along pretty good for y'all.
Elohim

Branford, CT

#114175 Jan 11, 2013
One way or another wrote:
Your science is coming along pretty good for y'all.
The same cannot be said for you tho.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#114176 Jan 11, 2013
LowellGuy wrote:
Just like the paid government clique that refuses to punish the Jews for rearranging the alphabet in phone books so gentile carpetlayers would go out of business?
MikeF wrote:
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The funny part is there is likely some here that think you kidding about this. Yet it was one of Ryan's goofy claims. True story.
Those Jewish b*st*rds at Aardvark Anonymous International Holdings, one day they will PAY!!!

>:-(
Elohim

Branford, CT

#114177 Jan 11, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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Those Jewish b*st*rds at Aardvark Anonymous International Holdings, one day they will PAY!!!
>:-(
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#114178 Jan 11, 2013
DonKingPromoter wrote:
Evolution shouldnt be taught at all because it has nothing to do with science. it is a myth or fairy tale. everything with it can not be proven and has completely no evidence. the evidences of evolution have been found to be forgeries and false
http://www.topix.com/forum/world/south-africa...
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#114179 Jan 11, 2013
Mugwump wrote:
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Seriously ?
(evil grin)

“Nihil curo de ista tua stulta ”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#114180 Jan 11, 2013
DonKingPromoter wrote:
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Evolution shouldnt be taught at all because it has nothing to do with science. it is a myth or fairy tale. everything with it can not be proven and has completely no evidence. the evidences of evolution have been found to be forgeries and false
The Dude wrote:
BWAHAHAHAHAA! Priceless!
Level 6

Since: Aug 07

Arlington, VA

#114181 Jan 11, 2013
Dogen wrote:
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The question is not a good one because;
A. it is too easy.
B. it ignores the fact that all 5 could be involved.
C. it ignores my question.
D. does not prove to anyone that you understand what you are talking about.
E. all of the above.
Answer for question 1) is b. For question 2 it is E.
WRONG ANSWER!
MIDutch

Waterford, MI

#114182 Jan 11, 2013
One way or another wrote:
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I don't believe in natural selection.
It certainly works for business. Economic natural selection, clients choosing which companies to give their business to based on quality/pricing/timing/etc., allows the good ones to survive or change with the changing economy. The bad ones go belly up ... just like your carpet laying business did. You were incompetent ... and economic natural selection forced your company to go extinct.
Level 6

Since: Aug 07

Arlington, VA

#114183 Jan 11, 2013
MIDutch wrote:
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It certainly works for business. Economic natural selection, clients choosing which companies to give their business to based on quality/pricing/timing/etc., allows the good ones to survive or change with the changing economy. The bad ones go belly up ... just like your carpet laying business did. You were incompetent ... and economic natural selection forced your company to go extinct.
Unless they are "too big to fail".
One way or another

United States

#114184 Jan 11, 2013
There is no such thing as natural selection.
One way or another

United States

#114185 Jan 11, 2013
Tell us what you do, that you consider natural selection.
Mugwump

UK

#114186 Jan 11, 2013
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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Unless they are "too big to fail".
Decent point actually - who says its a free market

- out of interest is a good book (To Big To Fail) can't recall the author but a good read if you interested in the lead up to the crunch
Elohim

Branford, CT

#114187 Jan 11, 2013
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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Unless they are "too big to fail".
Yup. Socialize the losses, privatize the profits.

“Don't get me started”

Level 1

Since: Jul 09

Minneapolis

#114188 Jan 11, 2013
Dogen wrote:
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Think the point is that you are mentally ill.
"Anything is possible when you don't know what you're talking about." - Chip Todd
Intense and prolonged anger has a way of interferring with higher cognitive functions. He's not mentally ill, he's just very, very pissed, and he knows that he doesn't know what he's talking about.

You've probably had some education dealing with conflict management, so you would be aware that there are basic goals most people strive to achieve in conflict situations.

In these forums, the most common goals are either Win-Win or Win-Lose, and sometimes Compromise. Ryan knows that he's overmatched in any conceptual engagement, so Win-Win is not an option, and Win-Lose is just too distasteful because he would always end up losing. And Compromise is too complicated, so that's out also. So it ends up that Lose-Lose is his best bet. He doesn't mind losing--as long as you also lose. To him, that is a way to finally see himself as being on equal ground.

“Don't get me started”

Level 1

Since: Jul 09

Minneapolis

#114189 Jan 11, 2013
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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That bacterial resistance to antiobiotics is an example of evolution is a common misconception and a evolutionists false claim. The only thing this demonstrates is selection of preexisting alleles as there is no mutation involved.
Natural selection occurs when the surviving species is the one that is most adapted to the environment. Clearly, only the surviving competitors reproduce. Therefore, traits that provide the competitive edge will be represented most often succeeding generations.
Mutations do not contribute to the survival of resistant bacteria; the genetic material has not changed.
In a way you are correct. DNA is DNA is DNA. It does not mutate to something other than DNA. Over billions of years of micro evolution, from bacteria to mammals, it is still DNA.

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