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
LowellGuy

Lowell, MA

#126679 Apr 10, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>I could literally write a book about that. It would take months, 16 hours a day, non stop chatter. Just briefly, the 3 wise men, the drummer boy, the star in the east with the kings visiting, the flying roll, the birth of Emanuel, the voice from heaven, the "betrayal" for 30 pieces of silver (quarters), the "crucifixion", the conversations with Gabrielle and Rabbi Snitzer, my cat Cornus, just to name a few. The movie "Desperately seeking Susan" was about me made in 1985 and if you google "desperately seeking Susan B Lange" on a yahoo page you will find it listed. I ended the cold war and got the Jews out of Russia. I also don't think I'm lucky, I've been physically tortured and I'm going to be killed.
I own a mansion und a yacht.
LowellGuy

Lowell, MA

#126680 Apr 10, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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I think
Linus Torvalds
Elizabeth Warren
Are very heroic ....
But truth be told, I am not much of a "follower" in anything.
Elizabeth Warren? Really?
LowellGuy

Lowell, MA

#126681 Apr 10, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>A lot of false messiahs have had followers but that doesn't prove anything. It also doesn't matter if they work "miracles", anybody can learn sorcery, like Jesus did. I've also seen Chris Angel literally walk on water. Everybody that thinks like I do has a mental illness. Ps. 38:7 "For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease and there is no soundness in my flesh"
Cross Angel never really walked on water. In fact, he disdains anybody who claims to have magical powers as frauds and charlatans.

I saw Ric Okasec walk on water in a music video.

I saw David Copperfield walk through the Great Wall of China.

I saw the Amazing Jonathan drink Windex and swallow razor blades that he strung on a thread while they were in his stomach.

Magicians also aren't really pulling coins out of your ear.
LowellGuy

Lowell, MA

#126682 Apr 10, 2013
Stupid auto-correct.

Criss Angel.

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

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#126683 Apr 10, 2013
LowellGuy wrote:
Stupid auto-correct.
Criss Angel.
Walked on clear acrylic plexiglass , in a pool.
It's invisible at certain angles, he's an illusionist.
Maybe Jesus was an illusionist? lol who know?

“There is no such thing”

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#126684 Apr 10, 2013
Dogen wrote:
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Not likely. Her symptoms, by her own report, have gone on for years. When someone recovers from schizophreniform disorder (or BPE, or PD-NOS) they stop believing their hallucinations are real.
That is not entirely true. A person may recover from schizophreniform yet still believe in the experience that they had. The same also happens sometimes with heavy drug users. If the hallucinations are still happening that would be a different matter completely.
TLE is another possibility.

“There is no such thing”

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#126685 Apr 10, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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It is human to follow, but who would you choose if given the choice of all in known history? Would you lead like
Alaric
Alexander
Constantine
The Khans
The Romanovs
Washington
General Lee
Sun Myung Moon
Hitler
Jesus
Some other
Einstein
Patton
James T Kirk
A simple question, so hard to answer.
Who are your heros?
I'd go with Patton

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#126686 Apr 11, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>A lot of false messiahs have had followers but that doesn't prove anything.
What you guys don't get: they are ALL false Messiahs.

There are no Messiahs. There is no hotline to God.

We are grown ups now, on our own, responsible for making decisions.

Why can't you people grow up?

“Pissing people off since 1949”

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Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#126687 Apr 11, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>If I'm supposed to be the Antichrist, I'm supposed to have a (deadly) head wound that is healed (by Elijah) I take my medicine, am lucid and haven't been hospitalized since January 1986. My head wound is mainly a psychological scar that was caused by the "crucifixion" which wasn't a crucifixion at all, it happened when I was 8 years old.
WTF?

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#126688 Apr 11, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Things that are not random do not require active intelligence to organize.
Moron. I can' believe they let your posts stand in here. Too bad all you have to say is that you believe evolution even when you don't understand it to not get blasted for your stupid comments.

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#126689 Apr 11, 2013
Chimney1 wrote:
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What you guys don't get: they are ALL false Messiahs.
There are no Messiahs. There is no hotline to God.
We are grown ups now, on our own, responsible for making decisions.
Why can't you people grow up?
Tell that to your wiccan/witch buddies on here. Tell them how there is no supernatural entity listening to their incantations, none eagerly awaiting a blood offering. You have strange bedfellows, Chimney.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#126691 Apr 11, 2013
Chimney1 wrote:
<quoted text>
What you guys don't get: they are ALL false Messiahs.
There are no Messiahs. There is no hotline to God.
We are grown ups now, on our own, responsible for making decisions.
Why can't you people grow up?
They are all false messiahs including Jesus, but that doesn't mean the real Messiah won't come. God promised it and God keeps his promises.

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#126692 Apr 11, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Tell that to your wiccan/witch buddies on here. Tell them how there is no supernatural entity listening to their incantations, none eagerly awaiting a blood offering. You have strange bedfellows, Chimney.
Indeed. Is KK a Wiccan? She is into blood offerings?
defender

Somerset, KY

#126693 Apr 11, 2013
Frank Abernathy wrote:
The evolution of life has been based on a series of upgrades, analogous to how computer are upgraded. Computers didn't "evolve" one transistor at a time. They upgraded from transistors to integrated circuits, then motherboards and other kinds of complex processors and finally into "families" of computers all working together (intranet). Last but not least, there is the internet. Each successive upgrade was geometric because it becomes possible to upgrade massive amounts of information in just one event, for example, linking two computers together. Learn more at http://evolution4.wordpress.com .
Yes and all this takes an intelligent design... The computer didn't create itself... Idiot...

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#126694 Apr 11, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>They are all false messiahs including Jesus, but that doesn't mean the real Messiah won't come. God promised it and God keeps his promises.
God might keep his promises, but how do you know God promised it?

Maybe it was just a bunch of hopeful and deluded men, living in a small country surrounded by powerful rivals and enemies, and hoping that sucking up to God would give them a special edge...or writing from the same fertile wellspring of insanity that sustains your delusions too, each building on the last.

You have no evidence that God made the promises of the Bible.
Elohim

Branford, CT

#126695 Apr 11, 2013
LowellGuy wrote:
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I own a mansion und a yacht.
I love that cartoon.

susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#126696 Apr 11, 2013
Chimney1 wrote:
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God might keep his promises, but how do you know God promised it?
Maybe it was just a bunch of hopeful and deluded men, living in a small country surrounded by powerful rivals and enemies, and hoping that sucking up to God would give them a special edge...or writing from the same fertile wellspring of insanity that sustains your delusions too, each building on the last.
You have no evidence that God made the promises of the Bible.
I have seen countless prophecies literally and completely fulfilled. Many Christians say the OKJV is one of the worst translations, I think they say that because it disproves Jesus. I think it is the best translation and it has always been Gods intent to live on earth, called "Messiah" which means "anointed one"

“There is no Truth in Faith”

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nowhere near a pound of $100's

#126697 Apr 11, 2013
LowellGuy wrote:
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Elizabeth Warren? Really?
Absolutely!! She confronts the corporate elite directly for their actions demolishing the US middle class over the last 40 years. That takes some guts. I hope she runs for POTUS.

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#126698 Apr 11, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>I have seen countless prophecies literally and completely fulfilled. Many Christians say the OKJV is one of the worst translations, I think they say that because it disproves Jesus. I think it is the best translation and it has always been Gods intent to live on earth, called "Messiah" which means "anointed one"
Aside from infinity, there is only one number that cannot be counted, and its zero.
LowellGuy

United States

#126699 Apr 11, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>I have seen countless prophecies literally and completely fulfilled. Many Christians say the OKJV is one of the worst translations, I think they say that because it disproves Jesus. I think it is the best translation and it has always been Gods intent to live on earth, called "Messiah" which means "anointed one"
I thought you said you were taking your meds.

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