Will Texas schools evolve backward?

Will Texas schools evolve backward?

There are 28 comments on the Silver City Sun-News story from Mar 26, 2009, titled Will Texas schools evolve backward?. In it, Silver City Sun-News reports that:

The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Washington Post: If you thought the fight over teaching evolution in public schools had been settled, you haven't heard about what's taking place in Texas this week.

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Sclew

United States

#1 Mar 26, 2009
Perhaps the goal of the Texas Board of Education is to have students examine the theories and use their intelligence to explore all sides of issues.

The Washington Post article seems to indicate that people who believe that God created the universe are intellectually-challenged (to put it politely). I am offended by that attitude and I think many others are also offended. Just because I do not agree with the author's viewpoint does not make me intellectually-challenged. The fact is I graduated third in my college class. If anyone who disagrees with an author's viewpoint were intellectually-challenged, then I could consider the Post writer as intellectually-challenged because he does not agree with my viewpoint. That gets us nowhere.

There is more than one theory about how the earth was created. No one alive today was there at the beginning to verify how things began, so there are "theories" as to how it began. Just because one leaves God out of the equation doesn't automatically make it "right." Are the "big bang" theorists afraid their theory can't stand up to scrutiny? It makes one wonder. I say teach our young people to look at all sides of issues. Teach them to THINK and not be mindless robots programmed to react in specified ways.

Three cheers for the Texas Board of Education!
The Old Coach

Spring, TX

#2 Mar 26, 2009
Then he said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's."
Matthew 22:21

Texas will do just fine with both. We have some of the top high schools in the nation.

110 on this list second to California, inluding two in the top four.
http://www.newsweek.com/id/39380/

We'll do just fine, enough of this BS.
Jer

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#3 Mar 26, 2009
there is no evidence that the world is billions of years old. Their method of dating things that are pre-flood are faulty.
Jer

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#4 Mar 26, 2009
Creation is not a theory. It is fact

Since: Feb 09

Silver City, nm

#5 Mar 26, 2009
"...but in science class, they should teach science." True scientists are open minded, not teaching a theory as fact. The author of this editorial is trying to force his own religious views on children, by advocating teaching one theory, evolution, as scientific fact.
Bart Mortensen

Aurora, CO

#6 Mar 27, 2009
I am a very religious person and I also taught science in the schools for 9 years. If you have followed this story, the movers and shakers in Texas are not really interested in anything other than teaching the one idea. Having recently escaped from Texas, I see this as just another example of the narrowmindedness that exists there. The Lone Star is just that--a lone star.
The Old Coach

Spring, TX

#7 Mar 27, 2009
Bart Mortensen wrote:
I am a very religious person and I also taught science in the schools for 9 years. If you have followed this story, the movers and shakers in Texas are not really interested in anything other than teaching the one idea. Having recently escaped from Texas, I see this as just another example of the narrowmindedness that exists there. The Lone Star is just that--a lone star.
Your full of crap, don't come back.

Since: Feb 09

Silver City, nm

#8 Mar 28, 2009
Bart Mortensen wrote:
I am a very religious person and I also taught science in the schools for 9 years. If you have followed this story, the movers and shakers in Texas are not really interested in anything other than teaching the one idea. Having recently escaped from Texas, I see this as just another example of the narrowmindedness that exists there. The Lone Star is just that--a lone star.
I disagree with the old coach. Go back to Texas.
The Old Coach

Spring, TX

#9 Mar 30, 2009
Copper Miner wrote:
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I disagree with the old coach. Go back to Texas.
He wasn't happy here. You keep him!

Since: Feb 09

Silver City, nm

#10 Mar 30, 2009
The Old Coach wrote:
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He wasn't happy here. You keep him!
I was hoping if he went back to Texas maybe someone could kick some sense into his head. They wear those pointed-toe boots there.
tman

El Paso, TX

#11 Mar 30, 2009
Sclew wrote:
Perhaps the goal of the Texas Board of Education is to have students examine the theories and use their intelligence to explore all sides of issues.
There are no "all sides" of evolutionary theory. God does not exist.
tman

El Paso, TX

#12 Mar 30, 2009
Sclew wrote:
The Washington Post article seems to indicate that people who believe that God created the universe are intellectually-challenged
If you believe in God, ur stupid and uneducated!
tman

El Paso, TX

#13 Mar 30, 2009
Jer wrote:
there is no evidence that the world is billions of years old. Their method of dating things that are pre-flood are faulty.
Source????
The Old Coach

Spring, TX

#14 Mar 31, 2009
tman wrote:
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If you believe in God, ur stupid and uneducated!
Tell that to Satan, I won't have to!
The Old Coach

Spring, TX

#15 Mar 31, 2009
Copper Miner wrote:
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I disagree with the old coach. Go back to Texas.
We have an old saying here, bro. "No one asks you to come here, no one will ask you to stay. It's a choice."
DarkMan

United States

#16 Mar 31, 2009
Keep science in schools and keep religious bull s hit in churches.
The Old Coach

Spring, TX

#17 Mar 31, 2009
DarkMan wrote:
Keep science in schools and keep religious bull s hit in churches.
Keep peoples individual right to chose, no matter where they are. If a kid wants to study religion in school, it's as much his right and the one who chooses against it.
DarkMan

United States

#18 Mar 31, 2009
The Old Coach wrote:
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Keep peoples individual right to chose, no matter where they are. If a kid wants to study religion in school, it's as much his right and the one who chooses against it.
Public school is not sunday school
The Old Coach

Spring, TX

#19 Apr 1, 2009
DarkMan wrote:
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Public school is not sunday school
I never said it was Sunday school. That's why some courses are called "electives!" It's not required for graduation. However, the Bible can be taught in a historical context, I've done it myself. The fall of Rome was very much due to Christianity.(But you already knew that had you taken my class!)

Since: Mar 09

United States

#20 Apr 1, 2009
teaching christianity as history isnt the same thing as teaching it as science.

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