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." Full Story
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#117346 Feb 14, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Yes, climatologists are working to figure our what's wrong with the chaos we're seeing in the weather patterns now. What's your point?
Just making an obvious prediction.

Global warming was a scam to get more taxes.
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#117347 Feb 14, 2013
What goes up must come down, until it doesn't and then there is nothing anyone can do about it.
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#117348 Feb 14, 2013
Soon the fertilizers of the land will bleach the oceans of life.
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#117349 Feb 14, 2013
All the gov's and the stock market see are profits from misery, they help to create.

“I Am No One Else”

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Seattle

#117350 Feb 14, 2013
One way or another wrote:
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Just making an obvious prediction.
Global warming was a scam to get more taxes.
You are correct, but that's what happens when you don't listen to scientists. The climate is past the tipping point, and we have two different temperature changes, colder in the lower atmosphere, and hotter in the higher atmosphere, when both should be warming based on the carbon content of the atmosphere. However because of the unaccounted discrepancy the climatologists want to figure out all the details before making any recommendations.

The "global warming" crap Gore started is based on ignoring the science and done merely to manipulate the market, pretty much par for the course. All politicians and businesses do that all the time.
LowellGuy

Lowell, MA

#117351 Feb 14, 2013
One way or another wrote:
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Just making an obvious prediction.
Global warming was a scam to get more taxes.
So was hurricane Katrina and Sandy and the drought in the Midwest that has cost a third or more of the annual corn crop.
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#117352 Feb 14, 2013
One must first understand that scientists do as they are told, depending and that the media says what gets said and how widespread and strong.

So what are the names of the scientists that sounded the alarm, when and what media pressed it?

All I heard was global warming from the scientists and cap and trade from congress, Wall Street and the media--of course backed by investors.
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#117353 Feb 14, 2013
LowellGuy wrote:
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So was hurricane Katrina and Sandy and the drought in the Midwest that has cost a third or more of the annual corn crop.
The climate flips from hotter to colder and back again, with regularity. Shit happens.
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#117354 Feb 14, 2013
When the climate flips, the atmosphere, upper and lower, also flip. That's called change. Science didn't understand the weather as well as now, back at the last flip, which was about 20 years ago.
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#117355 Feb 14, 2013
Actually the climate started changing about 24 years ago. The latest flip started last year.
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#117356 Feb 14, 2013
The corn crop is devistated by the gov and scientists, by making ethanol out of it and by biologically changing corn.
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#117357 Feb 14, 2013
The gov and scientists have made tomatoes taste like mush.
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#117358 Feb 14, 2013
Lol, I just got a business call at 1230 tonite.

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#117360 Feb 14, 2013
One way or another wrote:
The gov and scientists have made tomatoes taste like mush.
Tomatoes taste like mush because they have been bred for shipping. A good tasting tomato cannot be shipped. Grow your own or go to a farmer's market. Good tasting tomatoes are not pretty and they will cost more. A good tasting tomato usually has black cracks near the top from its rapid on the vine ripening.

I grew up growing my own tomatoes and still miss the taste of a properly grown home tomato. Where I live now it does not get hot enough for decent tomatoes.

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Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#117361 Feb 14, 2013
One way or another wrote:
Lol, I just got a business call at 1230 tonite.
So your hooker finally showed up! Good for Jimbo, at least he is getting something tonight!
Mugwump

UK

#117362 Feb 14, 2013
One way or another wrote:
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The climate flips from hotter to colder and back again, with regularity. Shit happens.
Except :--

It's happening quicker now - a lot quicker

The GW properties of c02 have been understood for a hundred years and can be verified in a lab

A conspiracy of the type you suggest by scientists would be unsustainable.

Of course some would suggest that the crap you regurgitate is simply propaganda from lobbying firms that are funded by the old companies - but you would be that naive would you

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Since: Aug 07

North Miami Beach, FL

#117363 Feb 15, 2013
Kong_ wrote:
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1) You're using the term "Evolutionist" -- which is a BIOLOGICAL reference to describe cosmological events.
2) I'm suremost everybody has 'opinions' on the matter of "The Big Question(s). But those are OPINIONS only, not fodder for scientific scrutiny or discussion worth the weight that you're attempting to impose upon it. Perhaps you should go on over to the Philosophy threads for a better response.
3) "I/We" don't know **IS** a viable, and honest response whether you like it or not.
You are not typing peer-reviewed science Kong. I am just asking for your honest opinion. And you are NOT the science. You are not the experiment. You are a person who has an opinion so out with it. What is this code of silence that you people keep? Can you not think?
Russell

Adelaide, Australia

#117364 Feb 15, 2013
Kong_ wrote:
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1) You're using the term "Evolutionist" -- which is a BIOLOGICAL reference to describe cosmological events.
Perfectly legitimate
Just like Creation.com is alegitimate website to link to in this debate

Evolutionary cosmologists use the phrase 'evolution' all the time...
as these text books are testament to...

http://www.creationastronomy.com/evolution-ha...

And don't pretend you have not seen this before
Russell

Adelaide, Australia

#117365 Feb 15, 2013
Mugwump wrote:
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Except :--
It's happening quicker now - a lot quicker
The GW properties of c02 have been understood for a hundred years and can be verified in a lab
A conspiracy of the type you suggest by scientists would be unsustainable.
Of course some would suggest that the crap you regurgitate is simply propaganda from lobbying firms that are funded by the old companies - but you would be that naive would you
Help me , Jesus...
Please help me..
I want to be polite, Lord...

But how...
how can I....

Arrrrrghhhh....

This torture!

Biting my knuckles....

...now sitting on my hands...
Russell

Adelaide, Australia

#117366 Feb 15, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Tomatoes taste like mush because they have been bred for shipping. A good tasting tomato cannot be shipped. Grow your own or go to a farmer's market. Good tasting tomatoes are not pretty and they will cost more. A good tasting tomato usually has black cracks near the top from its rapid on the vine ripening.
I grew up growing my own tomatoes and still miss the taste of a properly grown home tomato. Where I live now it does not get hot enough for decent tomatoes.
Ever heard of this thing ...I think...its called a 'greenhouse'....or something...

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