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Evolution Debate

Should evolution be taught in high school?

I'm off line for a month and I see nothing has changed. The reality deniers are still being obnoxiously stupid and willfully ignorant despite the best efforts of everyone else to grant them a clue.  (Sep 24, 2011 | post #71012)

Evolution Debate

A Scientific History and Philosophical Defense of the The...

Have completed the road trip. Presently in San Diego for a few days before I fly on to Hawaii. Just curious as to whether or not any progress had been made in dragging certain reality deniers out of the dark ages yet.  (Aug 1, 2011 | post #2505)

Evolution Debate

Intelligent Design vs. Evolution: Evolution wins again. [...

Evolution won a long time ago. The other side has been long in denial of that fact.  (Jul 2, 2011 | post #16447)

Evolution Debate

A Scientific History and Philosophical Defense of the The...

They really hate it when you corner them on this issue. :)  (Jun 29, 2011 | post #1553)

Evolution Debate

Should evolution be taught in high school?

Those alternatives, would they all be of equal scientific validity? In the case of biology, I would certainly hope so, because otherwise, on top of Evolution, Germ Theory, and the other actually relevant scientific theories, you would then impose you're preferred flavor of superstitious claptrap (despite it not being scientific at all). But in the interest of fairness, if you are going to bring up that version, let's also bring up the creation myths of every other superstition, past and present, and give them all equal time. Only our biology class has now stopped being a biology class and has suddenly turned into a comparative religion class. Here's a much better idea; leave the religious crap, including yours, in the already established comparative religion class and let biology be taught in biology class.  (Jun 29, 2011 | post #65893)

Evolution Debate

Answering the Dreaded 'Evolution' Question

My answer on this would run something like; "Do I believe in Evolution? No more than I believe in gravity or germs or the heliocentric nature of this solar system. The FACTS support the Theory of Evolution as the best available explanation for the observed phenomenon that life changes over the generations. Where evidence is available, belief is not necessary. All the relevant evidence presently available supports the modern Theory of Evolution. That might change tomorrow, but I will deal with that occurance, if it happens, tomorrow."  (Jun 28, 2011 | post #1)

Q & A with Christopher Pearsoll

Headline:

Religion is Superstition

Hometown:

Ewa, Hawaii

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Gated Community

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Numerous hobbies

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Classical music (usually)

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Anything by Richard Dawkins

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My library

On My Mind:

Lots of things

I Believe In:

The ability of mankind to free itself from the folly of it's own superstitions.