Should evolution be taught in high sc...

Should evolution be taught in high school?

There are 178667 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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“Just because it is possible”

Since: Jan 11

Doesn't mean it will happen.

#135788 Jun 14, 2013
Believer wrote:
OB,
Believe me, if I tell you I have Faith in God, you can take that as fact! The fact that you don't believe in God, does not nullify my fact.
How could someone evolved from nothing reach such an awesome state to be able to determine what is and what is not real . Especially in light of the fact that YOU have probably never proven anything to anyone, other than through the evidence you continue to spew out of your keyboard that you are clueless.
Prove you are real and not just a computer program designed to post nonsense on Topix.

“Darwin was right..of course.”

Since: Jun 11

Evolution is true.....

#135789 Jun 14, 2013
the dark lord wrote:
<quoted text>
life is a hazard in the classroom
come whatever the subject mate.
its a battle ground
were the weak are slain and the strong stand tall
geeks are fish and chip paper news.
Do you ever write something real, or are you just a fake poet and all we can expect from you is gibberish??

“Just because it is possible”

Since: Jan 11

Doesn't mean it will happen.

#135790 Jun 14, 2013
Ooogah Boogah wrote:
<quoted text>
Why am I not surprised you see television as a primary source of educational material?
Do you mean that burning box that tells you things?

“Just because it is possible”

Since: Jan 11

Doesn't mean it will happen.

#135791 Jun 14, 2013
thewordofme wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you ever write something real, or are you just a fake poet and all we can expect from you is gibberish??
That is funny Word. I was just thinking I need a Gibberish to English dictionary for reading some of these posts.
One way or another

Hollywood, FL

#135792 Jun 14, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't know how. You can't even trick us so how the heck would you fare against a lie detector test?
What, you thought you were Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct?
Trickery is for deceitful people, that don't care about how well their brain works. That's called psychology.

Beating a lie detector is also psychological. Never interested in that movie.

“GOD ALMIGHTY”

Since: Aug 12

Ilford, UK

#135793 Jun 14, 2013
Kong_ wrote:
<quoted text>
"...an angel knelt before me and told me"...
Really?
I would think YOU would have been the one kneeling.
i spend most my life in the chair.
i an not bodily disabled anyhow?
i remember i had some rubbish playing in my ears
some rap musical of a sudden
i got the feeling that something good was going to happen
its like i can see through people
i can feel their heart
i felt good about the call
then i saw now inherent flash of light
just the image of a kneeling madonna
in front of me
kind of imaginary buy real it was
in that you cannot see the image clearly
but the Carthusians know this as well as i do
to see god you have to learn to see with your heart
it said no it wasn't the madonna
and then she told me that my Benediction would take place this december
i knew of this the other year when i was talking wing lengths
well most saints have quarter wings
some have half wings
some three quarter wings
few have absolute benediction into godhood
full length flying wings.
i felt slightly hesitant
what if the evil British muslim state was to murder me
before absolute benediction on december
then a surf board would be sent
another thing that i had only realised the other month.
many on line thought the surf board odd
when i released the news.
someone from the bbc said
i recall if i don't get mine sent to me then your dead.
she then quickly left as she arrived.
around 90 seconds the meetings duration
should anyone be still interested.
Mugwump

Manchester, UK

#135794 Jun 14, 2013
the dark lord wrote:
<quoted text>
i spend most my life in the chair.
i an not bodily disabled anyhow?
i remember i had some rubbish playing in my ears
some rap musical of a sudden
i got the feeling that something good was going to happen
its like i can see through people
i can feel their heart
i felt good about the call
then i saw now inherent flash of light
just the image of a kneeling madonna
in front of me
kind of imaginary buy real it was
in that you cannot see the image clearly
but the Carthusians know this as well as i do
to see god you have to learn to see with your heart
it said no it wasn't the madonna
and then she told me that my Benediction would take place this december
i knew of this the other year when i was talking wing lengths
well most saints have quarter wings
some have half wings
some three quarter wings
few have absolute benediction into godhood
full length flying wings.
i felt slightly hesitant
what if the evil British muslim state was to murder me
before absolute benediction on december
then a surf board would be sent
another thing that i had only realised the other month.
many on line thought the surf board odd
when i released the news.
someone from the bbc said
i recall if i don't get mine sent to me then your dead.
she then quickly left as she arrived.
around 90 seconds the meetings duration
should anyone be still interested.
Wow

“Nihil curo de ista tua stulta ”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#135795 Jun 14, 2013
the dark lord wrote:
<quoted text>i spend most my life in the chair.
i an not bodily disabled anyhow?
i remember i had some rubbish playing in my ears
some rap musical of a sudden
i got the feeling that something good was going to happen
its like i can see through people
i can feel their heart
i felt good about the call
then i saw now inherent flash of light
just the image of a kneeling madonna
in front of me
kind of imaginary buy real it was
in that you cannot see the image clearly
but the Carthusians know this as well as i do
to see god you have to learn to see with your heart
it said no it wasn't the madonna
and then she told me that my Benediction would take place this december
i knew of this the other year when i was talking wing lengths
well most saints have quarter wings
some have half wings
some three quarter wings
few have absolute benediction into godhood
full length flying wings.
i felt slightly hesitant
what if the evil British muslim state was to murder me
before absolute benediction on december
then a surf board would be sent
another thing that i had only realised the other month.
many on line thought the surf board odd
when i released the news.
someone from the bbc said
i recall if i don't get mine sent to me then your dead.
she then quickly left as she arrived.
around 90 seconds the meetings duration
should anyone be still interested.
Dude ...double the dosage.

“GOD ALMIGHTY”

Since: Aug 12

Ilford, UK

#135796 Jun 14, 2013
Mugwump wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow
Mugwump the rub is
some of what we think about
is pure knowledge from the heaven's above
its all about deciphering what is what when it happens

“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#135797 Jun 14, 2013
Believer wrote:
The one logical statement I've seen written by an evolutionist on here recently is that Religion ( hopefully he includes the religion and God of the Bible) should be in the History classroom, not in the Science Classroom.
Frankly, I don't think many Jewish or Christian Believers would object, as long as our true heritage and the role the Bible played in the lives of many of our Founding Fathers is taught. That is FACT based on documented evidence. Therefore it should be included somewhere.
And before some idiot asks, no, I don't care if they teach what Muhammad means to the Muslums! That also is FACT based on documented evidence!
Yes religion should be in the history books , and they would read something like this....

Back until early 21st century men were obsessed with religion.
But thanks to understanding that's a thing of the past.
Once primitive men actually thought there were such a thing as gods. But we know better now!

“GOD ALMIGHTY”

Since: Aug 12

Ilford, UK

#135798 Jun 14, 2013
my hit list says a miserable 757
when it should show the true figure
well Topix is still lying through its teeth over that one
i think it runs into millions if not billions of hit points
it matters because they see the biggest loser with all those points and badges and they drawl
yes they drawl with there idiotic mouth wide open.
me on the other hand who should have the whole sidebar
full of his earned points has no badges to glare at
and frigging 757 points.
Topix are cheating scumbags. Period.

“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#135799 Jun 14, 2013
Kong_ wrote:
<quoted text>
"...an angel knelt before me and told me"...
Really?
I would think YOU would have been the one kneeling.
When angel knelt before, my pants were around my ankles , and I hate it when that happens..lol
Mugwump

Manchester, UK

#135800 Jun 14, 2013
the dark lord wrote:
<quoted text>
Mugwump the rub is
some of what we think about
is pure knowledge from the heaven's above
its all about deciphering what is what when it happens
But surely if this knowledge from the heavens above leads you to think that the Internet has an off button (and you know the required sequence)......

Then the source of the information can't be completely trusted.

Just a thought

“GOD ALMIGHTY”

Since: Aug 12

Ilford, UK

#135801 Jun 14, 2013
Mugwump wrote:
<quoted text>
But surely if this knowledge from the heavens above leads you to think that the Internet has an off button (and you know the required sequence)......
Then the source of the information can't be completely trusted.
Just a thought
RANDY
is the password to the persident's playbook
there i go again!
Mugwump

Manchester, UK

#135802 Jun 14, 2013
the dark lord wrote:
<quoted text>
RANDY
is the password to the persident's playbook
there i go again!
Nope, you didn't answer my point :-

Do you really think the Internet has an off button

How would that work ?

Does a postal service that run globally sending letters around the world have a single off button

Rational answers only if you please

“GOD ALMIGHTY”

Since: Aug 12

Ilford, UK

#135803 Jun 14, 2013
Mugwump wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope, you didn't answer my point :-
Do you really think the Internet has an off button
How would that work ?
Does a postal service that run globally sending letters around the world have a single off button
Rational answers only if you please
there is a machine named rupert
at washington dc
which will immediately shut down
the internet with that key code
of course you need the key
and you need access to the machine
which is like looking for a needle in a haystack
in that hugh building
Mugwump

Manchester, UK

#135804 Jun 14, 2013
the dark lord wrote:
<quoted text>
there is a machine named rupert
at washington dc
which will immediately shut down
the internet with that key code
of course you need the key
and you need access to the machine
which is like looking for a needle in a haystack
in that hugh building
No, I think you have it wrong -

The machine is called Kermit
It's in New York
The key code is 'hjsdjdjjddjdjdduiiejdjdjdjdjj djmadasahatterkfkkfkkkfkoirijm jfkf'
And you need a swipe card that is blue NOT RED (

Prove me wrong

As an aside are you a parody

“GOD ALMIGHTY”

Since: Aug 12

Ilford, UK

#135805 Jun 14, 2013
whole sense of not trusting evolution theory.
many were arguing that evolution is just an unproven theory.
so gripe that its unproven that mankind was born from the earth.
some more slanderous material about western Christianity.

“GOD ALMIGHTY”

Since: Aug 12

Ilford, UK

#135806 Jun 14, 2013
lightside said that it is unproven scientifically
that a million species should originate from one cell
i further think it lunacy
madness that there are no fewer then a handful of simple
celled creatures left in the natural selection process
to scientifically prove the theory one way or the next.
the rules are distinctly obvious though to a=the whole of science.
and too all scientists alike
and that is no objective evidence
no theory
lightside i think is also right that trying to prove
that the multi complexities of natural selection
can be thus simplified to incorporate
simple celled organisms into the equation for natural selection
but we do know however
that these organisms do exist
but as far as i am concerned however
all basic life forms as well as all simple celled creatures
are absolutely ruled out of natural selection
we can however posit new theories of evolution
Charles Darwin go us the ball rolling
thats all in what would seem a long
and laborious process of reductionism
through mindless theory after theory until one evolutionary theory comes to the whole of science that best explains the whole of nature
perhaps nature on Earth is too diversified for the truth
about natures genesis to ever be unravelled.

“GOD ALMIGHTY”

Since: Aug 12

Ilford, UK

#135807 Jun 14, 2013
one person said from page 4
that genetics should be taught in schools.
Christ was a geneticist
Christ was also an evolutionary
he called his flock lambs
it turns out that Christians were indeed
lambs of the field as part of
the same natural selection process Charles Darwin
would herald as braking science many generations later
in time.
Or course lambs through goats into cows
and then into bulls
we see the Christian gladiators of the past
still today in the bull fights of southern spain.

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