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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#117490 Feb 16, 2013
HTS wrote:
<quoted text> Dude, regardless of how much you imagine that evolutionary theory is "peer-reviewed", you have yet to produce a single paper that scientifically demonstrates that any proposed mechanism of evolution is possible. Peer-reviewed bedtime stores are not science.

Each of the mechanisms of evolution are peer reviewed by, at least hundreds of articles.

You might want to learn how to use pubmed.com so you can check your ideas before you say ignorant things like this.
HTS wrote:
<quoted text> If you are seriously interested in the level of "peer review" that exists in the evo world, consider the history of the infamous Ernst Haeckle and his drawings that have been propagated in biology textbooks for over a century after they were proven fraudulent. You call that "peer review"? What a joke.....

Actually, peer review suggest that Haeckle was more right than wrong.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recapitulation_t...

"Darwin's view, that early embryonic stages are similar to the same embryonic stage of related species but not to the adult stages of these species, has been confirmed by modern evolutionary developmental biology."

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#117491 Feb 16, 2013
HTS wrote:
<quoted text>You have been zealously evo-babbling on this forum for months, and have yet to "demonstrate" anything. Your incessant parroting of bedtime stories isn't fooling anyone.

You are so out that all you do is parrot your little disclaimer.

We have consistently provided facts. You have consistently provided ignorance and incredulity.

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#117492 Feb 16, 2013
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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All of it.

Everything Dude said in that post was 100% accurate.
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#117493 Feb 16, 2013
Yea, only the Evo morons know. Lol
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#117494 Feb 16, 2013
Wait, wasn't that above post an oxymoron.

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#117495 Feb 16, 2013
HTS wrote:
<quoted text>SZ: I hate to be the one to break this to you, but you have no scientific evidence to back up molecules-to-man evolution. You have bedtime stories and propaganda... nothing more. Every one of your ridiculous pieces of "evidence" can be and has been logically refuted by intelligent, highly credentialed scientists. What you have are philosophical opinions. You have no science whatsoever.

LOL. Projection. And massive ignorance of what science has demonstrated.

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#117496 Feb 16, 2013
HTS wrote:
<quoted text>What a load of BS.
Making an attempt at browbeating when you don't have a reasonable answer probably works well in Sunday School, but you should understand that in the Science/Technology forum such attempts just make you look more pathetic. A basic level of critical thinking is expected. Or as an alternate, no reponse at all would be an improvement over attempting to browbeat.

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#117497 Feb 16, 2013
Dogen wrote:
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Brilliant!
Sometimes I do more heavy lifting than necessary. Nice short reply that cuts to the heart.
Thanks.

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#117498 Feb 16, 2013
Urban Cowboy wrote:
I cannot think like an evolutionist because I am not an evolutionist but I cannot imagine thinking to myself that...on the question of the origin of the universe...that in the beginning there was nothing; and there was not only nothing but nobody behind it; nothing and nobody. But just by natural processes and Pure chance and time, for no reason at all mind you...that everything evolved into the world we see now? Come on! Everyone needs to at least have an opinion on the matter!
What--if anything--existed prior to our current universe, is not known. Maybe our universe is the product of a previous universe, or maybe it is one of billions. We can only formulate concepts of time in relation to the universe we know of. Any infinity or lack of infinity beyond our universe is just a wild guess. Supposing that the only possibility is that our universe was created by some intelligent designer is just one more wild guess.

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#117499 Feb 16, 2013
HTS wrote:
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Dude, you consistely dodge all legitimate concerns that are posed. For natural selection to preserve an ERV insertion, that organism that has been so endowed has to be functionally superior to all other non-infected members of the species. How does a worthless segment of inserted DNA impart a survival advantage. Any random manipulation of genetic code would result in an inferior outcome... at least such would be predicted by evolution. Why are you bringing up marsupials vs placental mammals?
No. It doesn't have to be superior to anything. It only has to be good enough to survive through the reproduction stage. A modified generation does not have to REPLACE its ancestors. Species tend to eventually branch out in many directions.

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#117500 Feb 16, 2013
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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It is not meaningless. Your opinion is very important. I am not interested in hearing the "official party line" as I've heard that a million times. Your true and honest opinion is really the only thing that matters. I know what it says in the secular text books.
You know what I believe. I believe 100% that God created the universe as it written in the Bible. Of course I don't know exactly how He did it. He has always existed and comes from another universe that we are not aware of. He created this universe with His energy and matter and know how. He created this universe of which we are a part of so this one is all we know. So I have an origin and an explanation for where we come from. All matter, energy, and space was created by God who always existed.
So what am I asking? I am asking you to tell me what you believe the origin of this universe is. All the space, matter, and energy and all the billions of galaxies and stars; time and space, matter and energy, from the beginning of time. If you want, back before life began, back to the big bang, back to the time what all space, time, matter, and energy were all contained in a signularity a million times smaller than the head of a pin. You can also believe that if you want. But where did that pinpoint come from?
Did even that always exist? Never mind all the complications such as how the galaxies got to spinning or how the planets got their rotations or how all the chemicals formed and got organized enough for life to begin. Where did the pinpoint come from in the first place?
Never mind if you don't think the Earth is the center of this universe. What is important is what you really believe about that pinpoint and whether there was any purpose behind it. In other words, was there any thought process involved? Was there any planning or purpose or design or intelligence involved in the creation of this universe?
Again, or me, of course this is easy and satisfying. God created the universe. Of course the details are equally as difficult for me as it is for you but at least I have a logical answer for the biggest question of all. I know where I came from. I was made. Life only comes from life. Cells only come from cells. The first cells were made.
I just have a very hard time accepting your, "I don't know". That is not an opinion, that is you just telling me what the current state of the science is but I already know that. When you do that, it is insulting really. Like I told Kong, you are not typing out peer-reviewed research or anything. Surely you must be able to think for yourself. You people seem to act as though there is a some panel of evolutionist judges or examiners watching you to see if you break any rules or something. Just tell me the truth damn it.
"I don't know" is a statement. You have an opinion that you do know. But your opinion is not actually knowing, it is just an opinion. You don't know. We all have opinions, but many of us don't see a value in giving opinions the same credibility as knowing.
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#117501 Feb 16, 2013
Dogen wrote:
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LOL. Projection. And massive ignorance of what science has demonstrated.
I say there's no evidence... You say there's massive evidence... prove it. Simply parroting the same stale rhetoric isn't science.
HTS

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#117502 Feb 16, 2013
appleboy wrote:
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No. It doesn't have to be superior to anything. It only has to be good enough to survive through the reproduction stage. A modified generation does not have to REPLACE its ancestors. Species tend to eventually branch out in many directions.
you obviously have no concept of "survival of the fittest"
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#117503 Feb 16, 2013
Dogen wrote:
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Each of the mechanisms of evolution are peer reviewed by, at least hundreds of articles.
You might want to learn how to use pubmed.com so you can check your ideas before you say ignorant things like this.
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Actually, peer review suggest that Haeckle was more right than wrong.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recapitulation_t...
"Darwin's view, that early embryonic stages are similar to the same embryonic stage of related species but not to the adult stages of these species, has been confirmed by modern evolutionary developmental biology."
For the last time... Consensus is not science.
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#117504 Feb 16, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Okay, Wiki is very handy for questions like this.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Level_of_support...
Please note, that to get %5 of all scientists accepting creationism they had to include sciences outside of biology. In biology acceptance is over 99%. In other words to get 5% creationists they had to go to sciences that had no clue about evolution.
You are in the fringe. There is no doubt about it.
No creation "scientist" has ever produced anything of note using creation "science".
I asked you for numbers on scientists who believed in "molecules-to-man" evolution, and you failed to provide them. What percentage of scientists believe that no intelligent design exists?

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#117505 Feb 16, 2013
HTS wrote:
<quoted text>I asked you for numbers on scientists who believed in "molecules-to-man" evolution, and you failed to provide them. What percentage of scientists believe that no intelligent design exists?
What? Did you or didn't you see that article that I posted?

By the way, since technically abiogenesis and evolution are two different topic by definition your question is wrong. I know what you meant, so if you want a better answer perhaps you should ask your question correctly.

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#117506 Feb 16, 2013
HTS wrote:
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For the last time... Consensus is not science.
Yes, but evolution is science. Too bad you don't understand how science works.

Here is your chance. If you understand science you can explain how the fossil record supports the theory of evolution and not creation.
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#117507 Feb 16, 2013
It's absolutely hilarious that the Evo morons would point to the fossil records, when out of billions of fossils, evolutionists point to two, would be samples of theorized change.

That's as pathetic as it gets folks.
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#117508 Feb 16, 2013
Evolution is pure BS.

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#117509 Feb 16, 2013
HTS wrote:
<quoted text>I say there's no evidence... You say there's massive evidence... prove it. Simply parroting the same stale rhetoric isn't science.

LOL.

You refuse to look at evidence.
You refuse to acknowledge evidence that is spelled out for you.
You ignore links to the whole of modern knowledge.
Then you say the evidence does not exist.

If you want to "argue" like a child I will treat you as such.

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