Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 216819 comments on the Best of New Orleans story from Jan 6, 2011, titled Evolution vs. Creation. In it, Best of New Orleans reports that:

High school senior Zack Kopplin is leading the fight to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Best of New Orleans.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

Level 8

Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#91123 May 29, 2013
The Dude wrote:
Public schools are a FREE option which is paid for by ALL citizens, not just you.
My kids are all grown. Why should I have to pay?

IT'S NOT FAIR!!!

/sarcasm

Level 1

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#91124 May 29, 2013
imagine2011 wrote:
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Yes, but the problem is a Christian school cost money and the parents are already forced into paying property taxes to pay for the secular public schools that teach things against their religion.
It is quite unfair.
How would you like to have to pay for school that teaches things you don't believe in...and then, on top of that, fund a private school tuition?
Very unfair and unconstitutional.
Taxation without representation.
How many homosexuals pay property taxes that educate your children in the public schools? Then you want to prevent teachers from even mentioning gay people actually exist. And if some teacher is discovered to be gay you demand that he be fired and justify it form your insane defective reason.

Educate your children at home and stop crying poor little picked on me. It is pathetic.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#91125 May 29, 2013
imagine2011 wrote:
We don't force atheists children to come to church to learn about God His creations...
We don't let atheists come into our church and teach our children they came from monkeys...:)...
so why should we be forced to pay for secular schools who teach such nonsense.
It's wrong to force taxation for this, especially if we have children who need schooling....just not their idea of schooling.
It's paying twice for schooling each child.
not fair!
You're not paying twice for schooling each child. You're paying twice because you are CHOOSING to take your kids AWAY from education and teach them that the Flinstones is a science documentary. The Government is not obligated in anyway to sponsor your kid's education. It gives you that option and it SHARES the burden of that with EVERY OTHER American citizen. You want to take advantage of that and use that same set up as an opportunity to push your baseless religious opinions onto OTHER people's kids. NO-ONE is stopping you from doing that to your OWN kids anyway, so you don't have that excuse. You're just pished off because you can't ruin everyone else's kids education the way you will ruin yours.

You can do that yourself for free. You're complaining about having to pay for someone ELSE to ruin your own kids education FOR you. If you could POSSIBLY portray yourself as even more hypocritically stupid than this it would be a most impressive demonstration of the dunning-kruger effect.

“Day is Day”

Level 3

Since: May 13

Night is Night

#91126 May 29, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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You have to register with Topix to see the points. It is a game of no consequence, but it can help to pass the time while waiting for a reply.
I see you in yellow with your info, I see me in yellow and my info. I see "The Dude" in gray with no info. So I am taking it that the yellow with info means registered and gray with no info means not?

“Day is Day”

Level 3

Since: May 13

Night is Night

#91127 May 29, 2013
MikeF wrote:
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You have to build up points.
I just checked. You enable the game in your Profile Settings
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Thank Mike. I will have to go check that out.

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#91128 May 29, 2013
MikeF wrote:
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You should consider looking up the actual scientific definition of 'theory' so as to not come across as an uneducated hick.
Too late.

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#91129 May 29, 2013
briky wrote:
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Force doesn't have to mean going to a certain place. I see force from both sides on here by one or the other saying "You are an idiot" "You are wrong stupid, this is how it is" so on and so on. People respond to criticism and sarcasm with criticism and sarcasm in return.
So you deny that things evolve? As I said, you are a religious nut.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#91130 May 29, 2013
briky wrote:
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I am registered. I sign in with a briky..... and a password every time I come here. Do I have to do something else?
Nope, that's all. And if you check you can see I gave you your first prop.

There is box next to the thumbsup on the post that you can check or at the top of the page there is a popup that you can click on that will detail your daily progress.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

Level 8

Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#91131 May 29, 2013
briky wrote:
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I see you in yellow with your info, I see me in yellow and my info. I see "The Dude" in gray with no info. So I am taking it that the yellow with info means registered and gray with no info means not?
Yes.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#91132 May 29, 2013
imagine2011 wrote:
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Oh yes, I definitely vote. Wouldn't miss it for anything. Things are looking up with Charter schools and school tax vouchers in states with common sense.
BELOW ARE THE FIVE STATES THAT HAVE BANNED EVOLUTION FROM THE CLASSROOM, IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
“Currently five states _ Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi and Oklahoma _ have no references to evolution in their state school curriculums, according to the National Center for Science Education.”
http://wsbradio.com/common/ap/2004/01/30/D80D...
http://www.natcenscied.org/
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THREE MORE States are currently preparing there court cases to do the
same thing!
It is expected that these States will win their cases as well, as the ACLU seems to be focused on having a single way to say The Pledge.(A
topic that was put to bed some 40 years ago, with 2 accepted ways to say The Pledge).
First of all, evolution isn't banned by the state. In some schools it's been removed from the curriculum due to the illegal meddling of local politicians, school boards or headteachers. In the case of the latter it's because some of them are stupid, while others are simply trying to avoid flak from uneducated fundie parents or an expensive lawsuit that will incur severe fines for the school.

This is because even THEY know that IF things go to court, it will be the school that loses out. While that may be bad in the short run, personally in the long run I think it would be a good thing, as it would help expose the anti-science intentions of the fundies and prevent them from screwing with other schools in the future.

Winning in court is not an option for you guys. You know this because you invented ID 20 years ago to try and sneak around it.

It failed. Big time.

“Day is Day”

Level 3

Since: May 13

Night is Night

#91133 May 29, 2013
MikeF wrote:
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You have to build up points.
I just checked. You enable the game in your Profile Settings
Thanks Mike. That is what it was. I clicked your thumb for the help. WOW everything looks different. There is a leader board, different colored boxes around peoples pictures. People on different levels. Blue circles in front of all the threads. lol Pretty cool
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#91134 May 29, 2013
ChromiuMan wrote:
Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's.
Are you kidding? Since when do Bible fundies follow the Bible?(shrug)

“Day is Day”

Level 3

Since: May 13

Night is Night

#91135 May 29, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Nope, that's all. And if you check you can see I gave you your first prop.
There is box next to the thumbsup on the post that you can check or at the top of the page there is a popup that you can click on that will detail your daily progress.
It is working now. Mike figured out I had the game off. I gave him a prop but it won't let me give you one. It says I am out. Sorry. Thanks for the help everyone

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#91136 May 29, 2013
One more point on the game. If you have some form of adblock you cannot see everything. On my Google browser I have no adblock. On my Firefox I do. I use Google Chrome while playing for points.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#91137 May 29, 2013
briky wrote:
Ok I have a couple questions. I see threads that say "posting for points" others say "lets swap props". What is that about? Also there is a gray thumbs up icon in right upper corner of everyone's comment box. What is it? Just curious.
The kitten-haters who run this place discovered by attracting mindless drones to click multiple aimless threads and pretty blue blocks also increases the appearance of traffic and ultimately results in a few more people clicking on a few more adverts creating a little more revenue. The reward you get for repeatingly hitting your mouse button a million times during the week gets you to the top of the leader board which may put a pretty, but worthless, little yellow crown above your name. And a ruined mouse.

Also if your PC's at work happen to suck beyond belief with zero RAM and older browsers while still attempting to run multiple applications whether you like it or not, all the fancy java/flash "graphics" required for the game and all the adverts slows interweb browsing to a crawl that can only be compared with the creationist's acceptance of reality.

And some bozo thought it would be a great idea to put this "game" in a SCIENCE forum.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#91138 May 29, 2013
briky wrote:
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It is working now. Mike figured out I had the game off. I gave him a prop but it won't let me give you one. It says I am out. Sorry. Thanks for the help everyone
That's fine with me. I already have earned all of the points that I can by being propped today. You can get the ability to give out more props by earning more points. You get another prop to give out for every one hundred points that you earn. Getting a prop gives you ten points, up to a maximum of 50 points. You can earn up to 5 points by giving props.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#91139 May 29, 2013
imagine2011 wrote:
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Your monkey version of science is a faith type of religion
You don't know what science is. You don't care what science is. Your opinion on the matter is not only patently false but worth less than fishpoop.

“Day is Day”

Level 3

Since: May 13

Night is Night

#91140 May 29, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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That's fine with me. I already have earned all of the points that I can by being propped today. You can get the ability to give out more props by earning more points. You get another prop to give out for every one hundred points that you earn. Getting a prop gives you ten points, up to a maximum of 50 points. You can earn up to 5 points by giving props.
Thanks. I was out exploring looking for the Topix letters. lol I have another prop to give who needs one? Anybody?

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#91141 May 29, 2013
briky wrote:
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It is working now. Mike figured out I had the game off. I gave him a prop but it won't let me give you one. It says I am out. Sorry. Thanks for the help everyone
And I just gave you my last prop for the day. Again, no reason to return it. You might want to save them to trade with others to get your last two props.

One thing about the game is that players of it tend to be a bit more civil with each other since you never know when they will help you out with a prop. That doesn't mean someone will not call you an idiot when you make a boneheaded post, it just means it is less likely.

Have fun playing!
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#91142 May 29, 2013
briky wrote:
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I see you in yellow with your info, I see me in yellow and my info. I see "The Dude" in gray with no info. So I am taking it that the yellow with info means registered and gray with no info means not?
Bingo.

I am actually registered it's just I can post just as easy without having to sign in. Unfortunately it means I'm stuck with the stupid game.

Not that I could even get it to turn off when I did sign in anyway.

:-/

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