Should evolution be taught in high sc...

Should evolution be taught in high school?

There are 180376 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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“Evil Atheist :-)”

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#115628 Jan 31, 2013
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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You are out of your mind. You are comparing a few thousand deaths by corrupt religious leaders vs. 100s of millions of deaths by atheists. No comparison. You atheists continue to this day slaughtering innocent unborn children. And now you have euthanasia and soon you will kill anyone deemed unfit. You are nothing but lies and death continually.
We'll it beats God's methods of population control, disease and famine.

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#115629 Jan 31, 2013
appleboy wrote:
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All true atheists are peaceful, believing that everyone is equal under the law.
WHAT a load of crap. "true atheists" are as dogmatically loaded as their adversaries and just as full of shit. You disgust me.

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#115630 Jan 31, 2013
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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You are out of your mind. You are comparing a few thousand deaths by corrupt religious leaders vs. 100s of millions of deaths by atheists. No comparison. You atheists continue to this day slaughtering innocent unborn children. And now you have euthanasia and soon you will kill anyone deemed unfit. You are nothing but lies and death continually.
The deaths by corrupt religious leaders is no more or less disgusting
Holy Ghost

Overland Park, KS

#115631 Jan 31, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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We still don't care about your aliens.
Why respond? Who or what has the ability and technology to control the human mind? For example: Induse a state of unconsciousness with the ability to make the human body still fully fuctional while the mind sleeps, beyond sleep walking. Could science be at that level? Could the Govt have that technology? Or, was it something else?
right

South San Francisco, CA

#115632 Jan 31, 2013
Satan works in mysterious ways

“I am Sisyphus”

Since: Nov 07

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#115633 Jan 31, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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One o' yours, bub. It's only lying for Jesus Christians who don't give a fig about the 9th Commandment (like you) who pretend he was an atheist.

Which 9th commandment?

Also, the word that we translate as "commandment" could be better rendered as saying, declaration, duty, precept, obligation or behest.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Commandments
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#115634 Jan 31, 2013
Dogen wrote:
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Which 9th commandment?
Also, the word that we translate as "commandment" could be better rendered as saying, declaration, duty, precept, obligation or behest.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Commandments
I was generally thinking of this version:

http://www.handofgod.com.au/attachments/Image...
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#115635 Jan 31, 2013
right wrote:
Satan works in mysterious ways
You mean this guy?

http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/f/f3/...
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#115636 Jan 31, 2013
Holy Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>Why respond? Who or what has the ability and technology to control the human mind? For example: Induse a state of unconsciousness with the ability to make the human body still fully fuctional while the mind sleeps, beyond sleep walking. Could science be at that level? Could the Govt have that technology? Or, was it something else?
Yeah, seen that TV show, "Chuck"? True story.
Urban Cowboy

Arlington, VA

#115637 Jan 31, 2013
Chimney1 wrote:
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The deaths by corrupt religious leaders is no more or less disgusting
True. I watched beheadings and the stoning of an innocent woman. It is incredibly disturbing. I guess this is just the horror of reality. It should not happen at all but it does. I only raise the counter because you and the others keep harping about "Catholics" and the inquisition, which was ancient history yet the abortions and euthanizations continue even in the west, even today. If we trully loved one another and valued human life and had good family values and cherished marriage, we would not have so much of it. Instead, the Godless want to continue their sexual immorality which leads to millions of abortions. When life is not valued, the society deteriorates in Caligula fashion.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#115638 Jan 31, 2013
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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True. I watched beheadings and the stoning of an innocent woman. It is incredibly disturbing. I guess this is just the horror of reality. It should not happen at all but it does. I only raise the counter because you and the others keep harping about "Catholics" and the inquisition, which was ancient history yet the abortions and euthanizations continue even in the west, even today. If we trully loved one another and valued human life and had good family values and cherished marriage, we would not have so much of it. Instead, the Godless want to continue their sexual immorality which leads to millions of abortions. When life is not valued, the society deteriorates in Caligula fashion.
Nature aborts more fetuses, and even babies, than humanity does, a lot more.

Inquisition is only one of the many atrocities committed in the name of religion, and many of those atrocities are in the name of christianity.

Then you go into the slippery slope fallacy. Your decent into ignorance is complete.

Since: Aug 07

Miami, FL

#115639 Jan 31, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
Nature aborts more fetuses, and even babies, than humanity does, a lot more.
Not a valid comparison. A miscarriage is disease/unintentional and an abortion is of a conscience volition and is intentional killing of perfectly healthy soul. So your false assumption and premise fails. Nice try atheist.
Mugwump

Manchester, UK

#115640 Jan 31, 2013
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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Not a valid comparison. A miscarriage is disease/unintentional and an abortion is of a conscience volition and is intentional killing of perfectly healthy soul. So your false assumption and premise fails. Nice try atheist.
Surely a miscarriage is God's will?

Since: Aug 07

Miami, FL

#115641 Jan 31, 2013
Mugwump wrote:
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Surely a miscarriage is God's will?
No. He gave us free will. The Fall, etc. Surely you've heard of it?
right

South San Francisco, CA

#115642 Jan 31, 2013
Urban Cowboy wrote:
<quoted text>Not a valid comparison. A miscarriage is disease/unintentional and an abortion is of a conscience volition and is intentional killing of perfectly healthy soul. So your false assumption and premise fails. Nice try atheist.
Perfectly healthy? I knew a woman who had an abortion after an amnio which confirmed her baby didnt have a brain. I believe the condition is called anecephaly. Babies with this condition dont survive. People dont always abort healthy babies.

“There is no Truth in Faith”

Since: Dec 08

nowhere near a pound of $100's

#115643 Jan 31, 2013
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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No. He gave us free will. The Fall, etc. Surely you've heard of it?
So, the baby decided to die?

“I am Sisyphus”

Since: Nov 07

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#115644 Jan 31, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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I was generally thinking of this version:
http://www.handofgod.com.au/attachments/Image...

Of course readers of Shel Silverstein know there are actually 20 Commandments. Here are the 11 that Moses dropped and broke:


11. Thou shalt not compromise.
12. Thou shalt not judge.
13. Thou shalt not seek rewards.
14. Thou shalt not follow leaders.
15. Remember every day, to keep it holy.
16. Honor thy children.
17. Thou shalt not destroy thy body before its time.
18. Mind thine own business.
19. Thou shalt not waste thy time.
20. Thou shalt not lay guilt upon the head of thy neighbor.

“I am Sisyphus”

Since: Nov 07

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#115645 Jan 31, 2013
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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True. I watched beheadings and the stoning of an innocent woman. It is incredibly disturbing. I guess this is just the horror of reality. It should not happen at all but it does. I only raise the counter because you and the others keep harping about "Catholics" and the inquisition, which was ancient history yet the abortions and euthanizations continue even in the west, even today. If we trully loved one another and valued human life and had good family values and cherished marriage, we would not have so much of it. Instead, the Godless want to continue their sexual immorality which leads to millions of abortions. When life is not valued, the society deteriorates in Caligula fashion.

Take your pick, do you want the teachings of the bible or do you want family values.

They are not compatible.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#115646 Jan 31, 2013
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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Not a valid comparison. A miscarriage is disease/unintentional and an abortion is of a conscience volition and is intentional killing of perfectly healthy soul. So your false assumption and premise fails. Nice try atheist.
Actually, abortion is only performed within a reasonable time frame, as in, before the fetus has a brain. At least legal ones, performed legally in safe conditions. Illegal ones, you know, the ones performed in back alleys by christians who want their pregnancies kept from their families because of archaic superstitions, are actually still very rare.

But fine, let's instead look at the millions of children killed by religious people "praying" instead of getting scientifically supported medical help. That number is atrocious even if it is less, because those lives lost are already established and the children suffer because of idiotic religious superstitions.
Holy Ghost

Overland Park, KS

#115647 Jan 31, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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Yeah, seen that TV show, "Chuck"? True story.
Do you believe humans are alone in the universe? This will tell us your IQ.

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