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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“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

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#177177 Aug 25, 2014
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Science and the copy and paste children here, claim natural selection. They don't even have a clue. There is no such thing as natural selection other than some made up BS
Ask the children to give you an example of natural selection.
Let's assume that Mother Nature is actually nature itself. K? K.

A herd of deer headed to their traditional winter feed grounds. The winter is especially harsh that year and half of the herd dies during the winter.
Some died from starvation. Some died from exposure, some died from old age. And, some died from a combination of those things.
The deer which survived that harsh winter are the ones which were "naturally selected" by Mother Nature herself.
Those deer had ample enough fat stores in their bodies, had adequate shelter to wait out the cold and the storms, and were young enough to endure hardship long enough to make to the new grass shoots of spring.

What else you wish explained to you?

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

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#177178 Aug 25, 2014
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The evolutionist children on here will not explain anything about natural selection, because they're too stupid to defend it.
BTW Einstein, I am no evolutionist. I do however see that evolution has a place in this world as a simple selective breeding program on any farm in the world is a simple demonstration of evolution by human manipulation.
Mother Nature is likewise such a selective breeding manipulator.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

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#177179 Aug 25, 2014
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No, never use anything of mine. I don't like morons using something that I have given.
That's funny. Just earlier today you were in fact bragging that some moron had posted your stuff on the internet.
Not sure who is posting your stuff here on this site on the net, but it is here none-the-less, and some moron (according to you) posted it somewhere else on the net.

Are some morons smarter than other morons?
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#177180 Aug 25, 2014
Aquarius-WY wrote:
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Let's assume that Mother Nature is actually nature itself. K? K.
A herd of deer headed to their traditional winter feed grounds. The winter is especially harsh that year and half of the herd dies during the winter.
Some died from starvation. Some died from exposure, some died from old age. And, some died from a combination of those things.
The deer which survived that harsh winter are the ones which were "naturally selected" by Mother Nature herself.
Those deer had ample enough fat stores in their bodies, had adequate shelter to wait out the cold and the storms, and were young enough to endure hardship long enough to make to the new grass shoots of spring.
What else you wish explained to you?
Yeah, and the other deer wanted to die. Get a brain moron. Possibly, like you, they were too stupid to do what was necessary to survive.
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#177181 Aug 25, 2014
Aquarius-WY wrote:
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BTW Einstein, I am no evolutionist. I do however see that evolution has a place in this world as a simple selective breeding program on any farm in the world is a simple demonstration of evolution by human manipulation.
Mother Nature is likewise such a selective breeding manipulator.
That's because you're too stupid to know that selective breeding is not evolution.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

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#177182 Aug 25, 2014
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Gosh, it's too bad you don't have a brain. If you did, you might be able to give rebuttal to the things that I have written. However your words carry no weight, because you offer no rebuttal whatsoever to what I write. By your words, you're an idiot. Go find someone else to bother little boy.
But I enjoy pulling the jumping legs off of grasshoppers. That makes me happy. I have the right to pursue happiness.

My rebuttals sir, are in the form of OBVIOUS questions which expose elements of nonsense in your posts.
>YOU< avoid questions sir.
For example;
I asked if you had tried a mirror yet.
Well?
Have you?

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#177183 Aug 25, 2014
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That's because you're too stupid to know that selective breeding is not evolution.
That is exactly what it is Einstein.
A selective breeding situation where those best equipped to survive the changes in their environment ... survive, and the ones possessing the traits which died ... stay dead.

Would you care to poll the audience before rendering your final answer?

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#177184 Aug 25, 2014
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Yeah, and the other deer wanted to die. Get a brain moron. Possibly, like you, they were too stupid to do what was necessary to survive.
Only an idiot or a fool would propose such nonsense sir.

BTW, I AM here. I HAVE survived thus far.
I wager that I would survive a brutal winter too if you and I were left to our own devices to survive it. I suspect that you would succumb to the elements. You do not have the genes and the training to survive such an encounter with Mother Nature herself sir.
I was born in the wild. There is no word for "wilderness" in my non-English vocabulary sir. You were born in a vacuum ... apparently.
Mugwump

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#177185 Aug 25, 2014
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And I appreciate your inability to offer rebuttal to the things that I write, in front of everyone.
But I have already pointed out an example of someone (polymath in this case) refuting what you say, but as if on command you simply responded with your usual childish name calling and dodging.

So who has an inability to argue their corner ???

Don't worry Jimbo, your response will be the usual drivel , as I say u are getting a bit repetitive now, can you come up with something new - maybe that the British royal family are lizards

(know david icke got there some decades ago - but sure you will claim HRL as your idea)
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#177186 Aug 25, 2014
Aquarius-WY wrote:
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That is exactly what it is Einstein.
A selective breeding situation where those best equipped to survive the changes in their environment ... survive, and the ones possessing the traits which died ... stay dead.
Would you care to poll the audience before rendering your final answer?
Does that include natural selection, moron?
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#177187 Aug 25, 2014
Aquarius-WY wrote:
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Only an idiot or a fool would propose such nonsense sir.
BTW, I AM here. I HAVE survived thus far.
I wager that I would survive a brutal winter too if you and I were left to our own devices to survive it. I suspect that you would succumb to the elements. You do not have the genes and the training to survive such an encounter with Mother Nature herself sir.
I was born in the wild. There is no word for "wilderness" in my non-English vocabulary sir. You were born in a vacuum ... apparently.

You're a moron, dependent upon society, and there is nothing natural about that.

“Dinosaurs survived the flood!”

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Jesus probably rode dinosaurs!

#177188 Aug 25, 2014
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You're a moron, dependent upon society, and there is nothing natural about that.
Ah the air is thick with billowing clouds of fresh irony.

“I am Sisyphus”

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#177189 Aug 25, 2014
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First tall, the leaderburg experiment was not what I was talking about. Second off, leaderburg could never prove that those bacteria had never been exposed to antibiotics.
Bacteria are so well adapted that they will survive long into the future after we are gone and the reason is, that bacteria share their knowledge with each other and they share all of their knowledge with each other.

LOL. Dumb. Really, really dumb.

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#177190 Aug 25, 2014
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Hey stupid, what is a quorum and why are they held by bacteria?

A quorum grants voting rights to two of your brain cells when the third one is missing.

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#177191 Aug 25, 2014
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By the way, it seems pretty cool that what I have to say has been put on the net.

My son has been posting on the net since he was 4 and he has autism. He thinks it is pretty normal.

Your ability to click on a web site and type words does not mean you are not seriously mentally ill and it more in need of psychotropic medications than the average homeless person living under a bridge.

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#177192 Aug 25, 2014
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You're a moron, dependent upon society, and there is nothing natural about that.

You're a moron, dependent upon society, and there is nothing natural about that.

“I am Sisyphus”

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#177193 Aug 25, 2014
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detractors

By "detractors" I presume you mean the sane people.

“I am Sisyphus”

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#177194 Aug 25, 2014
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So which of you children's arguments, have been put on the net?

Are you a moron? I mean I know you have a mental illness. My question is related to your full scale IQ. I used to assume you were low average, but now I have reason to question that.

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#177195 Aug 25, 2014
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www.topix.com/forum/news/.../p 3466?...
The above was on the front page on Google for this subject.

"Page not found" is apparently a very popular site. My congrats on your non-achievement.

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#177196 Aug 25, 2014
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Aquarius-WY wrote:
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Peer pressure.
The elected one's peer group changes drastically after election.
The pressure of the new peer group is generally stronger than the pressure from the original peer group from whence they came.
"We the people" morphs into "we the government", but the folks in the original peer group, still think their elected "peer" as one of them.
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That is what I said.
What do you think "We the government - is their new peer group" means anyway?
<rolls eyes>

The peer group is the same before and after election..... the political party.

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