Tennessee teacher law could boost cre...

Tennessee teacher law could boost creationism, climate denial

There are 27 comments on the Reuters story from Apr 13, 2012, titled Tennessee teacher law could boost creationism, climate denial. In it, Reuters reports that:

A new Tennessee law protects teachers who explore the "scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses" of evolution and climate change, a move science education advocates say could make it easier for creationism and global warming denial to enter U.S. classrooms.

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Maccoat

Titusville, PA

#21 May 20, 2012
Brian_G wrote:
The new Tennessee law doesn't promote theological science, it promotes critical thinking. Name calling doesn't cut it, you have to provide evidence of something more real than your fears.
The left is afraid of science it can't control.
Of course I need to mention Dover. The dover school board try to bring critical thinking into a class room and instead created a shitstorm. Here is another analogy. If you were a history teacher, are you allowed to tell the students that the holocost was a western lie set up so the people would fight the nazis. Would you be allowed to teach the students that the US was behind 9/11, trying to cause a war to take oil. You might say no to that but you said that classrooms need critical thinking. And I would add some critical thinking to children if I told them that the holocost is a lie. It is the same thing with science. This bill would allowe such a person to do that. Sorry, but academic freedom does fail.
Bollocks

Woodford Green, UK

#22 May 21, 2012
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>It's because there are no alternate theories that have been presented to compete with evolution.

Newton's theory of gravity was challenged in Einstein's day and they realized Newton's theory couldn't explain the motion of Mercury. Turns out Einstein could and so Relativity became the accepted theory from then on. If evolution is to be challenged there needs to be another proposal of similar vein to that. So far nothing's been put forward.
Relativity doesn't challenge newtons theories you imbecile
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#23 May 21, 2012
Brian_G wrote:
The new Tennessee law doesn't promote theological science, it promotes critical thinking.
No it doesn't.
Brian_G wrote:
Name calling doesn't cut it
What, you mean like ATHEISM? BONG!
Brian_G wrote:
you have to provide evidence of something more real than your fears.
And we have. Problem is, you can't address it. Ever.
Brian_G wrote:
The left is afraid of science it can't control.
Ad hom/name-calling. What was that you were saying again, Bri? Oh, that you're a dishonest hypocrite?*** Yeah well we already knew that.(shrug)

***(mere description, not an insult)
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#24 May 21, 2012
Bollocks wrote:
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Relativity doesn't challenge newtons theories you imbecile
Actually it did, to a degree. Newton's theory explained the effects of gravity. But it was inaccurate. Relativity explained it better. But it's inaccurate. Now we have quantum mechanics which explains it even more accurately. However we still teach Newtonian principles of gravity in schools because it still works perfectly well on Earth-scales, and will at least help you get your plane flying.

By the way, you didn't happen to go to the same charm school as 'Skeptic' by any chance?
Maccoat

Titusville, PA

#25 May 21, 2012
The Dude wrote:
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Actually it did, to a degree. Newton's theory explained the effects of gravity. But it was inaccurate. Relativity explained it better. But it's inaccurate. Now we have quantum mechanics which explains it even more accurately. However we still teach Newtonian principles of gravity in schools because it still works perfectly well on Earth-scales, and will at least help you get your plane flying.
By the way, you didn't happen to go to the same charm school as 'Skeptic' by any chance?
Sorry but quatum mechanics does not address gravity. You might got quantum mechanics mixed up with quantum gravity which is a working progress
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#26 May 21, 2012
My bad.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#27 May 28, 2012
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually it did, to a degree. Newton's theory explained the effects of gravity. But it was inaccurate. Relativity explained it better. But it's inaccurate. Now we have quantum mechanics which explains it even more accurately. However we still teach Newtonian principles of gravity in schools because it still works perfectly well on Earth-scales, and will at least help you get your plane flying.
By the way, you didn't happen to go to the same charm school as 'Skeptic' by any chance?
Newtonian physics is also simple enough to use in computer simulations like video games and CGI.

Just a bit of a non-point though. I can't wait to see what's next in physics. LOL The more detail we get, the more accurate they get with the science, the more wonder and amazing things they find.

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