Should evolution be taught in high sc...

Should evolution be taught in high school?

There are 178661 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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“I am Sisyphus”

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#109058 Nov 22, 2012
Subduction Zone wrote:
It looks like Ryan forgot to take his medication today.

He forgets to take his medication every day.

He has a hostility toward mental health so I presume he has been in treatment before and had a bad experience (they told him he was delusional).

While others here have antiscience beliefs due to their religious preoccupation this is not the case with Jim. He is really delusional in the classic sense and his religious beliefs are a distant issue.

“I am Sisyphus”

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#109059 Nov 22, 2012
Psychology wrote:
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I was making a point. You must enjoy playing, as you do it so well.

Your point, though you do not know it, is that you don't understand how the mid atlantic ridge works. The dynamics have been explained to you but you are unable to comprehend.

“I am Sisyphus”

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#109060 Nov 22, 2012
Psychology wrote:
That should be, playing dumb, in the above post.

But you don't have to play, do you.

You seem cranky. Have you had your dipper changed lately.

“I am Sisyphus”

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#109061 Nov 22, 2012
Psychology wrote:
More origional thinking from myself children, while you Evo children offer nothing origional.
Spin electron rate earth gravity
Addendum to my theory on gravity and spin. 
EDEE!
As everything is connected to everything and everyone, so too must earths spin and rotational rates, as well as electromagnetism and gravity.
From my perspective at this time, the reason science does not understand electromagnetisim or gravity, is because science cannot measure spin rate in electrons.
The possibility exists that electrons spin correlates to either the earths spin rate on its axis, the rotational rate around our barycenter or possibly a combination. 
If science were to use earths spin rate first, in doing test within the electromagnetic field, it may reveal much more. Do the electrons in our bodies spin at 1000 miles per hour and is that the reason we don't feel the earth spinning as it does?
Within gravity fields, 67,000 miles an hour, likely interacting with electromagnetism, our own electrons may be spinning in our own bodies that fast.

You are really the dumbest biped alive.

“I am Sisyphus”

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#109062 Nov 22, 2012
Mugwump wrote:
More origional thinking from myself children, while you Evo children offer nothing origional.
The effect of darkness on the weight of water molecules:
By simple observation and the application of my rational thought processes I have come up with what Evo-science hasn't.
Coming home today I opted to get a taxi as it was raining hard as is often the case in UK at this time of year - it was also dark.
I also observed last month when on holiday in Vegas for a week that it never rained once, and indeed was sunny and bright all day due to the absense of clouds.
Looking back at other holidays it is obvious to anyone with a mind that brings new thoughts what the correlation was.
Goa - no clouds, hence lots of light - no rain
Berlin - in September, quite overcast with clouds, hence darker - some rain
Gambia - no clouds - very light - no rain
Chicago - January - a lot of clouds, so quite dark comparatively - a lot of rain.
Tallin - march - very dark because of covering of dark grey clouds - LOTS of rain
So my new thought that the above is evidence for is that light makes water molecules lighter, and conversely a lack of light will make them heavier hence leading to rain.
Non of you Evo-morons can dispute what I say because unlike you I bring new and original thinking to science.

Well, it makes more sense than anything Jim has come up with.

“I am Sisyphus”

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#109063 Nov 22, 2012
Psychology wrote:
You children constantly use deceit and then cry about making yourselves look like the childish idiots you choose to act like. Go home children, your mommies are calling you.

Prove him wrong by his own words - neither you or you clique buddy ....(ooops, I forgot everyone thinks your crazy) can show me wrong and don't just cut and paste.
Psychology

Hollywood, FL

#109064 Nov 22, 2012
Diarrhea Dogen, hahahahahahaha

“I am Sisyphus”

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#109065 Nov 22, 2012
Psychology wrote:
Diarrhea Dogen, hahahahahahaha

The game is chess.

You don't know how to play, do you?

“What, me worry?”

Since: Mar 09

I'm a racist caricature!

#109066 Nov 22, 2012
Psychology wrote:
<quoted text>
I gave new info to a branch of the AMA in Britain, hoping they would be different from America, but they weren't, they stole my ideas on dyslexia and profitted from it.
If I post something here, it is in the public domain, so no one else can take credit for what I put forth.
You children sure love to talk about others, but you offer absolutely no origional thinking, about science. All you have is cut and paste. Children can cut and paste. Oops, you are children, because you act like children. Of course that's what the worlds schools teach.
1: The AMA doesn't have a branch in England, the isles, or any of Great Britain as far as I'm aware. The first A in AMA kind of sets it apart from other countries.

2: If it's so damn important, PATENT IT.

3: If it's so damn true, PUBLISH IT. Problem is, you've got to have this pesky thing called EVIDENCE.

4: Do you have any inside information about forthcoming attacks upon America or its interests around the world? Have you sent a letter to your congressman and the President regarding these threats to our security?

5: How many UFOs have you witnessed, and do they serve good food on the ships where they probe you?

Please, we need to know. You're the only one who has all this critical knowledge. I understand that the entire world is out to steal your tackstrip ideas and your immunology insights, but you can't let the world suffer for your selfish desire for credit. Be the bigger man, and save humanity!

“What, me worry?”

Since: Mar 09

I'm a racist caricature!

#109067 Nov 22, 2012
Mugwump wrote:
<quoted text>
Moron - prove me wrong by my own words - neither you or you clique buddy psychology can show me wrong and just cut and paste.
If you want to play a game of billiards then I will - I have moved you into a place I wanted you and have by my words bought original ideas to science.
That you have. And, for that, I thank you.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#109068 Nov 23, 2012
LowellGuy wrote:
<quoted text>
1: The AMA doesn't have a branch in England, the isles, or any of Great Britain as far as I'm aware. The first A in AMA kind of sets it apart from other countries.
2: If it's so damn important, PATENT IT.
3: If it's so damn true, PUBLISH IT. Problem is, you've got to have this pesky thing called EVIDENCE.
4: Do you have any inside information about forthcoming attacks upon America or its interests around the world? Have you sent a letter to your congressman and the President regarding these threats to our security?
5: How many UFOs have you witnessed, and do they serve good food on the ships where they probe you?
Please, we need to know. You're the only one who has all this critical knowledge. I understand that the entire world is out to steal your tackstrip ideas and your immunology insights, but you can't let the world suffer for your selfish desire for credit. Be the bigger man, and save humanity!
To #5, I've witnessed 100+ UOFs in life. Though, they were probably just bugs, since I don't know much about flying critters they're all UFOs to me, unless they fly in my mouth.

I know what a fly tastes like.
Psychology

Hollywood, FL

#109069 Nov 23, 2012
Hahahahahahaha, tell us when you get a thought all your own children.
Psychology

Hollywood, FL

#109070 Nov 23, 2012
Flip it, switch it, twist it, do and say whatever you want, but your deceit will never beat the evidentiary ring of truth, that draws people to read.

It won't matter if 5 or 25 of you use such childish deceit, ya got nothin but deceit.

“I am Sisyphus”

Since: Nov 07

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#109071 Nov 23, 2012
Psychology wrote:
Flip it, switch it, twist it, do and say whatever you want, but your deceit will never beat the evidentiary ring of truth, that draws people to read.
It won't matter if 5 or 25 of you use such childish deceit, ya got nothin but deceit.

It is deceit you see, but it is your own mind clouding your own thoughts. Your paranoid is within you so you see it everywhere.

You show up with crackpot schemes that are jokes. We are drawn to watch by exactly the same mechanism that makes people slow down when going by a car crash.

As to your "science", it is up to you to support it with real data. You have never been able to do that. That is the real reason why you are a habitual failure in life and on this forum.

You enemy is not here waiting for you. Your enemy enters the same moment you do.
Psychology

Jacksonville, FL

#109072 Nov 23, 2012
New thinking! Tell us Evo children.

Tell us, what part of the body is most at risk for disease to enter and why? Then tell us how science can benefit from such.

“Don't get me started”

Since: Jul 09

Minneapolis

#109073 Nov 23, 2012
Psychology wrote:
<quoted text>
I gave new info to a branch of the AMA in Britain, hoping they would be different from America, but they weren't, they stole my ideas on dyslexia and profitted from it.
If I post something here, it is in the public domain, so no one else can take credit for what I put forth.
You children sure love to talk about others, but you offer absolutely no origional thinking, about science. All you have is cut and paste. Children can cut and paste. Oops, you are children, because you act like children. Of course that's what the worlds schools teach.
Mixing the attributes of being generally pissed off plus being stupid does not constitute new thinking. It's been tried before.

“Don't get me started”

Since: Jul 09

Minneapolis

#109074 Nov 23, 2012
LowellGuy wrote:
<quoted text>
2 + w = Paris.
There, that's something original. I mean, you don't care if it's true, right? Only originality matters. No matter how bullshit it is, if it's original it's good. I'm sure that's the approach to science that cured polio.
How can you say that 2 + w = Paris? Using psycho's formula, I can prove that my car is gray.

“I am Sisyphus”

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#109075 Nov 23, 2012
Psychology wrote:
New thinking! Tell us Evo children.
Tell us, what part of the body is most at risk for disease to enter and why? Then tell us how science can benefit from such.

Mucous membranes due to number of blood vessels (capillaries) near the surface.

Evolutionary medicine is using this to develop new treatments and inoculations.

That is the correct answer. We now await your batshit crazy "answer".

“I am Sisyphus”

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#109076 Nov 23, 2012
appleboy wrote:
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Mixing the attributes of being generally pissed off plus being stupid does not constitute new thinking. It's been tried before.

That would be pissed off, UNEDUCATED AND stupid.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#109077 Nov 23, 2012
Psychology wrote:
Flip it, switch it, twist it, do and say whatever you want, but your deceit will never beat the evidentiary ring of truth, that draws people to read.
It won't matter if 5 or 25 of you use such childish deceit, ya got nothin but deceit.
There is a rifle pointed at your front door. You don't know when it will be fired. You don't know who is firing it. You don't know why it is there. But it's there. You can't see it unless you first believe it's there, but it is there. It's aimed about gut level, one of the most painful and slow methods of death. The only way to stop it from firing is to give the shooter money, every single day. But since you can't get to the shooter you have to give it to the person who comes to you once a week to collect it.

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