Should evolution be taught in high sc...

Should evolution be taught in high school?

There are 179706 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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Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#129078 May 3, 2013
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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Poor is not the same as non-existant. There are even fossils of jellyfish! So this is a sorry, lame excuse for the total lack of early bat ancestor fossils.
What a tard.

Now you are trying to compare marine fossils to terrestrial fossils.

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#129079 May 3, 2013
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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Poor is not the same as non-existant. There are even fossils of jellyfish! So this is a sorry, lame excuse for the total lack of early bat ancestor fossils.
No, it's not.

Sea life has a much higher chance of fossilization due to the environment. Environments rich in minerals and moisture are more likely to produce fossilization, however, those with excessive moisture and air, such as swampland, are less likely to produce fossils because the corpses are often broken down before they get buried. However, in the sea there is a very high chance of even a living organism to be buried, thus you can even have soft tissue fossils, which is very rare on land.
Mugwump

Rochdale, UK

#129080 May 3, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
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An explosion is a rapid expansion into space-time.
The Big Bang was a rapid expansion OF space-time.
The Big Bang was not an explosion like
an explosion is not shrapnel.
Get it? Bet not!
Kept it just to an expansion of space- thought if mentioned space-time his head would fall off.

Does beg the question - why does he think he can comment on scientific subjects if he doesn't even know the obvious stuff (not obvious maybe but at least well known)

“Seventh son”

Level 8

Since: Dec 10

Will Prevail

#129081 May 3, 2013
HTS wrote:
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Typical recycled evo-rhetoric.
You can't imagine how a bat evolved... You just know it happened.
That is dogma, not science.
Oh I can imagine how a bat evolved, but I do not have any more evidence than what has been found, and speculation is not going to help you. But we clearly know bats evolved just as all other living things on Earth have evolved, their presence on the tree of life IS the evidence of that. There is no dogma to that only a little mystery, science changes with discovery, religion has only changed
when forced to. That is dogma, and you are a clown.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/...

What we do know includes bats with long tails and five claws, none of these exist now.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Level 5

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#129082 May 3, 2013
Mugwump wrote:
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Kept it just to an expansion of space- thought if mentioned space-time his head would fall off.
Does beg the question - why does he think he can comment on scientific subjects if he doesn't even know the obvious stuff (not obvious maybe but at least well known)
Because religion is for frightened infantile minds who prefer absurdity to uncertainty.

“Darwin was right..of course.”

Level 9

Since: Jun 11

Evolution is true.....

#129083 May 3, 2013
Russell wrote:
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Mate, you have "hard" evidence of nothing!
Please read my data source:
http://creation.com/fall-of-the-sothic-theory...
I refuse to accept any evo-moans and evo-groans about my data source
I will however gladly accept any valid criticisms of my data source
Whereupon I shall engage in debating you regarding the validity of my data source versus your expectedly evo-trash data source
Refusal to accept my data source on the basis of it being from creation.com will result in immediate termination of our debating relationship
As will your running off like a great big cry baby, like you did last time
http://creation.com/fall-of-the-sothic-theory...
This is a start to what may be a useful debate....
starting with your reading my data source
By the way
I had already seen your linked data source
It is outdated and addresses none of the issues addressed in my data source
My data source is therefore better than your data source
I guess we're terminated then. I refuse to accept religious sites as evidence, as you refuse to accept science. Done once more.
Mugwump

Rochdale, UK

#129084 May 3, 2013
thewordofme wrote:
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I guess we're terminated then. I refuse to accept religious sites as evidence, as you refuse to accept science. Done once more.
Science and religion can be represented by one site, and still totally quash the athesist conspiracy of an old earth.

http://www.landoverbaptist.net/showthread.php...

;-)

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#129085 May 3, 2013
Mugwump wrote:
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Science and religion can be represented by one site, and still totally quash the athesist conspiracy of an old earth.
http://www.landoverbaptist.net/showthread.php...
;-)
Science has demonstrated the Earth is billions of years old, you cannot ignore that fact and be taken seriously.
Mugwump

Rochdale, UK

#129086 May 3, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Science has demonstrated the Earth is billions of years old, you cannot ignore that fact and be taken seriously.
Read the link and ask again if I was expecting to be taken seriously

“Seventh son”

Level 8

Since: Dec 10

Will Prevail

#129087 May 3, 2013
Mugwump wrote:
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Science and religion can be represented by one site, and still totally quash the athesist conspiracy of an old earth.
http://www.landoverbaptist.net/showthread.php...
;-)
You may have found evidence of people "dumber than dirt",
really do exist!
Mugwump

Rochdale, UK

#129088 May 3, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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You may have found evidence of people "dumber than dirt",
really do exist!
Seriously ?

Read it carefully, its brilliant

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#129089 May 3, 2013
Mugwump wrote:
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Read the link and ask again if I was expecting to be taken seriously
Ah, satirical post. ;) The lost art.
Mugwump

Rochdale, UK

#129090 May 3, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Ah, satirical post. ;) The lost art.
Indeed, but often indistinguishable from the real thing , for instance from a site that rusty has used to support his top quality arguments :-

http://www.apologeticspress.org/APContent.asp...

As an aside, the very fact that you for a moment presumed I was being serious constitutes libel and have contacted my lawyers whom will be serving writs in the near future unless suitable reparations are made for the damage to my image.

“Darwin was right..of course.”

Level 9

Since: Jun 11

Evolution is true.....

#129091 May 3, 2013
Mugwump wrote:
<quoted text>
Science and religion can be represented by one site, and still totally quash the athesist conspiracy of an old earth.
http://www.landoverbaptist.net/showthread.php...
;-)
Sorry guy, but there is no atheist conspiracy.

Why on earth would there be one??
Mugwump

Rochdale, UK

#129092 May 3, 2013
thewordofme wrote:
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Sorry guy, but there is no atheist conspiracy.
Why on earth would there be one??
PLEASE EVERYONE - READ THE LINK

my libel lawyers are booking overtime

“Seventh son”

Level 8

Since: Dec 10

Will Prevail

#129093 May 3, 2013
Mugwump wrote:
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PLEASE EVERYONE - READ THE LINK
my libel lawyers are booking overtime
Are you really that stupid?

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#129094 May 3, 2013
Mugwump wrote:
<quoted text>
Science and religion can be represented by one site, and still totally quash the athesist conspiracy of an old earth.
http://www.landoverbaptist.net/showthread.php...
;-)
Nice site.

Hah! It didn't take me long to see that this is a beautiful group of poes. I especially love the poster who has Ron Jeremy "He's a long shot" for vice president in 2016 in his sign.

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#129095 May 3, 2013
Mugwump wrote:
<quoted text>
Indeed, but often indistinguishable from the real thing , for instance from a site that rusty has used to support his top quality arguments :-
http://www.apologeticspress.org/APContent.asp...
As an aside, the very fact that you for a moment presumed I was being serious constitutes libel and have contacted my lawyers whom will be serving writs in the near future unless suitable reparations are made for the damage to my image.
Well ... considering that you have been repeatedly accused of lying on multiple occasions, whether based on fact or not, makes what I posted no longer libel but merely the christian thing to do. Thus, the courts in the US will discard the libel suit and charge you with heresy instead.

:P
Mugwump

Rochdale, UK

#129096 May 3, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Are you really that stupid?
No, read the site - and decide if I was mocking (vicariously I admit) creationist arguments
Mugwump

Rochdale, UK

#129097 May 3, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Well ... considering that you have been repeatedly accused of lying on multiple occasions, whether based on fact or not, makes what I posted no longer libel but merely the christian thing to do. Thus, the courts in the US will discard the libel suit and charge you with heresy instead.
:P
Seriously , marry me :-)

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