Should evolution be taught in high school?

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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." Read more

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#115250 Jan 26, 2013
HTS wrote:
<quoted text>How about four years of medical school?
It's not likely that you've even had four HOURS of medical school. You would already have presented some basic understanding of biology. All you have shown is an impotent bluff.

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#115251 Jan 26, 2013
nemesis wrote:
<quoted text>Im not the one praying and talking to a ghost. Futher out there.
You seem to be fixating on goddidit as a reasonable alternative to aliens. But either way, there's no science involved.

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#115252 Jan 26, 2013
Adam and Steve wrote:
<quoted text>2 questions: 1)Are we alone in the universe? and 2)Is the God/Jesus story true or a fable?
1) Another name change will not convince anyone that there are many others like you supporting the same alien conspiracy theory.

2) Maybe there are other life forms out there, maybe not. So far we have no evidence to come to any conclusion.

3) The God/Jesus story is a fable, like all current alien conspiracy fables.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#115253 Jan 26, 2013
Adam and Steve wrote:
<quoted text>2 questions: 1)Are we alone in the universe? and 2)Is the God/Jesus story true or a fable?
1 - Too early to tell.

2 - Currently not supported by evidence. Possible, but certain things like global floods, talking lizards and donkeys, and Flat Earth are fables. Unless of course magic happens to be real. But that has little to do with science.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#115254 Jan 26, 2013
One way or another wrote:
Evolutionist scientists like congress, lie their asses off for grants and their paychecks.
Ah, conspiracy theorists. The last resort of the ignorant people who have no evidence because they are unable to back themselves up.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#115255 Jan 26, 2013
One way or another wrote:
Without hard evidence, there is no science. Evolution offers no hard science.
We have.

When are you gonna get around to addressing it?

Answer - when Jesus comes back.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#115256 Jan 26, 2013
Adam and Steve wrote:
<quoted text>For #1 we got a "Maybe" and a "Probable not". Nice. The question was, "Are we alone in the universe?" There is hope for the human race. In primitive terms humans still believe in the God theory. Going forward, humans are at a fast pace to search for and make contact with an advanced civilization. We have seen things most humans would never talk about. Those advanced being they are searching for will never make contact with humaniods.......Wait, they already do. They study and control the human animal. Its scary but true.
We still don't give a crud about your little green/grey men.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#115257 Jan 26, 2013
appleboy wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not likely that you've even had four HOURS of medical school. You would already have presented some basic understanding of biology. All you have shown is an impotent bluff.
And it's the same one he's been making for years. It ain't the first time HTS has shown up on these forums. We already know he's a lying sack.
Gillette

Fairfield, IA

#115258 Jan 26, 2013
One way or another wrote:
Without hard evidence, there is no science. Evolution offers no hard science.
Endogenous Retroviruses
One way or another

United States

#115259 Jan 26, 2013
Gillette wrote:
<quoted text>
Endogenous Retroviruses
Can you debate this subject fully?

“There is no Truth in Faith”

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#115260 Jan 26, 2013
One way or another wrote:
<quoted text>
Can you debate this subject fully?
It depends... Can you read?

From: http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/comdesc/secti...

Endogenous retroviruses provide yet another example of molecular sequence evidence for universal common descent. Endogenous retroviruses are molecular remnants of a past parasitic viral infection. Occasionally, copies of a retrovirus genome are found in its host's genome, and these retroviral gene copies are called endogenous retroviral sequences. Retroviruses (like the AIDS virus or HTLV1, which causes a form of leukemia) make a DNA copy of their own viral genome and insert it into their host's genome. If this happens to a germ line cell (i.e. the sperm or egg cells) the retroviral DNA will be inherited by descendants of the host. Again, this process is rare and fairly random, so finding retrogenes in identical chromosomal positions of two different species indicates common ancestry.
One way or another

United States

#115261 Jan 26, 2013
Does anyone here think they can argue Endogenous Retroviruses?
One way or another

United States

#115262 Jan 26, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
<quoted text>
It depends... Can you read?
From: http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/comdesc/secti...
Endogenous retroviruses provide yet another example of molecular sequence evidence for universal common descent. Endogenous retroviruses are molecular remnants of a past parasitic viral infection. Occasionally, copies of a retrovirus genome are found in its host's genome, and these retroviral gene copies are called endogenous retroviral sequences. Retroviruses (like the AIDS virus or HTLV1, which causes a form of leukemia) make a DNA copy of their own viral genome and insert it into their host's genome. If this happens to a germ line cell (i.e. the sperm or egg cells) the retroviral DNA will be inherited by descendants of the host. Again, this process is rare and fairly random, so finding retrogenes in identical chromosomal positions of two different species indicates common ancestry.
So, does it come via sperm or egg line and show proof.
Next
Mugwump

Manchester, UK

#115263 Jan 26, 2013
One way or another wrote:
Does anyone here think they can argue Endogenous Retroviruses?
Jimbo - everyone realises that discussing ERVs (or anything) with you is pointless,you either ignore people's posts or call them morons.

But lets see if someone less cynical than me wants to give it a go.

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#115264 Jan 26, 2013
One way or another wrote:
<quoted text>
So, does it come via sperm or egg line and show proof.
Next
Both!! Do your own freaking reading.
Mugwump

Manchester, UK

#115265 Jan 26, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
<quoted text>
Both!! Do your own freaking reading.
As I said above - he rarely reads other people's posts - much less comprehends them.

But good luck - maybe will have more luck than most.

Thought wager you won't - as always take dollars, Stirling at a pinch - no euros

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#115266 Jan 26, 2013
Mugwump wrote:
<quoted text>
As I said above - he rarely reads other people's posts - much less comprehends them.
But good luck - maybe will have more luck than most.
Thought wager you won't - as always take dollars, Stirling at a pinch - no euros
I'll pass on that bet ... thus the minimal investment in my response to him.
One way or another

United States

#115267 Jan 26, 2013
I've read for about 30 minutes on this subject, just long enough know that this subject crosses quite a few boundaries in medicine and much of the work is supposition.

The main reason, is because it is a hypothesis.
It doesn't even rate --to be called a theory.

You obviously can't read and comprehend.
One way or another

United States

#115268 Jan 26, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
<quoted text>
Both!! Do your own freaking reading.
It is not both and the scientists don't know which. It's a hypothesis, nothing more.

Go back to your sandbox.

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#115269 Jan 26, 2013
One way or another wrote:
<quoted text>
It is not both and the scientists don't know which. It's a hypothesis, nothing more.
Go back to your sandbox.
It is both, the infection occurs in germ cells before they are either sperm or egg. There is no guessing here, there is statistics and probabilities, which is NOT the same thing.

There is a certain probability that all the molecules in a glass of water will all jump in the same direction rendering the top steam and the bottom ice. But the statistical probability of this is so small it likely has never occurred anywhere at anytime in the life of the universe. But you would say that's just a guess because you are a dumb butt.

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