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Evolution Debate

Keith Ericson Challenges Evolution and Creation in New Book

No,I thought he name sounded familiar and had to look it up. He's one of a few 'Self-Published Geniuses' the Blog the Sensuous Curmudgeon wrote about. Check out: http://sensuouscur mudgeon.wordpress. com/2014/08/10/sel f-published-genius -32-intelligent-de sign/  (Tuesday | post #5)

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Keith Ericson Challenges Evolution and Creation in New Book

Wonder if Keith is a shill for the Discovery Institute?  (Tuesday | post #4)

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Evolution Theory Facing Crisis

I hope anyone who reads this article notices several things. Foremost the website isn't just a radio station, it's a station run by a Christian Ministry. That might give a hint to its motivations. You should also note that while it gave a couple of short paragraphs to Bill Nye, it immediately was dismissive with this lineOf course if he was really trying represent Bill Nye's arguments, this dismissive comment would have been shot full of holes. You might also notice that it gives Meyer and his buddies was too much credence without a single critical thought. You might have believed Meyer wrote it himself! Pretty lame! But as that commercial said, it must be true, I read it on the Internet.  (Tuesday | post #3)

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Common Core opposition bill won't limit foreign authors -...

And here we go in Ohio again. Once more unto the breach! I wonder if Deborah Owens Fink is helping this one. She was the Creationist who was on the Ohio State School Board during the last major push Creationists/Intel ligent Designers made into Ohio. She got voted out of office shortly thereafter. Haven't heard much from her. As for the latest, it's funny how this new bill isn't going to the Education Committee, but the Rules Committee. I wasn't aware the Rules committee usually reviewed bills? Wonder how the two sponsors pulled that off  (Tuesday | post #1)

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Evolution vs. Creation

Good to see you too! I'll be in and out, new job is taking lots of time. I also started blogging again as time permits (http://sciencesta ndards.blogspot.co m), much to the annoyance of a couple of folks who already sent me nasty emails. You know, few people are as ugly as Creationists when they think their identity is anonymous! It's so entertaining!  (Tuesday | post #120444)

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Evolution vs. Creation

Creationists are not in the battle to understand and explain the world around us. Creationists are in a cultural battle that offers nothing in the way of explanation. I wouldn't want them silenced because every time one of them says something inanely ridiculous, they do more damage to their own cause that anything I can possibly say. Funny, if you read the Wedge Strategy document or pretty much the statements of faith from most Creationist organizations (AIG, ARN, and ICR come to mind) you will see who is most interested in silencing their opposition. Like 'Freedom of Religion', most creationists seem to define 'Free Speech' as you are free to say anything you want, as long as you are saying what I allow you to say. Your idea of Freedom of Religion seems to be "I am free to believe as I wish and you are free to believe as I wish as well!" Very few scientists have called for stopping religion, the most they say is religious beliefs are not science and do not belong in the science classroom as science. Funny many more theists have called for stopping science, particularly biology. No white flags needed. You might actually think about what the world would be really like if you managed to replace real functioning science with your particular strain of a religious belief. Electricity, cars, gasoline, even things like television and radio. Tell me, how many scientific advances have been made based on Creationism? Not by someone claiming to be a Creationist, but advances based on Creationism? You won't even need any fingers to count them up. You can crawl back into a cave, or choose to live as if it were 1850. But you do not have the right to make that decision for the rest of us. Thank goodness!  (Tuesday | post #120434)

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Should evolution be taught in high school?

And they never will agree, because if they actually settled on a specific definition, we would use it to demolish even more of their arguments. As it is, we keep demolishing moving targets, a little more challenging, but not significantly.  (Jan 18, 2013 | post #114686)

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Should evolution be taught in high school?

I have a feeling Jimbo was falling on his ass well before someone drew a simple diagram of how to post on Topix -- in crayon.  (Jan 18, 2013 | post #114684)

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Should evolution be taught in high school?

There is no such thing as 'A' missing link. That's a B-Movie fairytale pushed by Creationists who think it somehow damages science. The reality is we have found thousands of links, in the form of transitional fossils, that clearly demonstrate many of the changes evolutionary theory has explained.  (Jan 18, 2013 | post #114676)

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Teach evolution as the fact it is

We do, which is why we reject Creationism and Intelligent Design as scienctific subjects. They belong on the same shelf in the bookstore as Phrenology, Feng Shui, and Astrology. Care to explain how they are scientific subjects? So far no one else has been able to . . . oh their are claims that they are science, but no one has been able to do more than dress them up in an ill fitting lab coat and make unsupported claims! Care to do any better?  (Jan 18, 2013 | post #24)

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Judge rules in JPL's favor in wrongful termination lawsuit

Yes, with a smaller fist bump. Apparently the DI has let slip their next tactic on this subject. Approaching a few of their pet congress folks to try and get this sort of blatant discrimination banned in goverment-sponsored organizations. The simple fact that Coppedge never proved he was discriminated against or that JPL fired him because of his reliigous beliefs have little to do with their spin!  (Jan 18, 2013 | post #2)

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Evolution vs. Creation

got it. should have read ahead before i respoded.  (Jan 18, 2013 | post #71270)

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Evolution vs. Creation

I think the improvement to genetic diversity is more a by-product than some goal. Natural selection, gene transfer, genetic drift . . . all the mechanisms of evolution aren't working to improve genetic diversity, but the impact of each increases genetic diiversity. I know, sort of a 'split-hair' difference, but an important one. The process isn't working toward a goal, or else you might have to make a case for a goalie :-) There we go, God the ultimate goalie :-)  (Jan 18, 2013 | post #71269)

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It's the Darwin crowd that lacks the facts in evolution d...

Welcome back DS! Good to see you.  (Jan 18, 2013 | post #108084)

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It's the Darwin crowd that lacks the facts in evolution d...

Actually the ignorant part is easy, the hard part is all markie's rationalizations! It takes real work to keep tap dancing around reality the way he does. Think about all the lies, evasions, and denials he's racked up. That's hard work!  (Jan 18, 2013 | post #108078)

Q & A with TedHOhio

Headline:

I am evolving as fast as I can

Hometown:

Brooklyn, in Dayton OH now

Neighborhood:

Oregon Disrict

Local Favorites:

The Dock, The Schuster Center, The Museum Center, Books and Co, Dayton Dragons baseball, Dublin Pub, NY Mets and NY Giants when they play local teams

I Belong To:

No one, but being married my wife might disagree with that remark :-)

When I'm Not on Topix:

I am usually working, teaching, playing with my granddaughter or annoying my wife.

Read My Forum Posts Because:

They are honest!

I'm Listening To:

Other Side of Me, Linda Eder

Read This Book:

Why Darwin Matters: The Case Againsts intelligent Design by Michael Shermer

Favorite Things:

Family, Friends, Football, and Food -- the 4-F's of life :-)

On My Mind:

People and politicians who can’t separate religion from science. I expect it of politicians who pander to anyone with $, but I expect more of people

Blog / Website / Homepage:

http://sciencestandards.blogspot.com

I Believe In:

Regardless of what you believe when it comes to the exclusivity of Science and Spirituality, I believe anything other than science should never be taught in science class. Creationism is not science, it is a religious belief. Intelligent Design is also not science for all its attempt to appear based on actual science. I have no issue teaching either one in a Philosophy, Sociology, or even Comparative Religion classes, but not science!