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Evolution Debate

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)

Evolution Debate

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)

Evolution Debate

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)

Evolution Debate

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)

Evolution Debate

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)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

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

Evolution Debate

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)

Evolution Debate

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

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

Evolution Debate

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)

Evolution Debate

New Orleans schools ban creationism and 'revisionist' his...

Thought so. I have been away a few months and the CV's of many of the Creationists sorta blend together. I thought that was shoob, but it could have well been the pseudo-physicist who thinks publishing something on the web is the same thing as being a peer-reveiwed and published scientist, Jimbo waht'his'name.  (Jan 18, 2013 | post #202)

Evolution Debate

New Orleans schools ban creationism and 'revisionist' his...

I thought shoob was an elementary school math teacher whose crackpot ideas have been rejected by Physicists, Wikipedia, the DI, and even his own church -- well his former shurch after they asked him to leave. Or am I thinking of another shoob?  (Jan 18, 2013 | post #200)

Evolution Debate

New Orleans schools ban creationism and 'revisionist' his...

The average 5th grader knows more on the subject than shoobert.  (Jan 18, 2013 | post #199)

Evolution Debate

New Orleans schools ban creationism and 'revisionist' his...

Still pushing your junk website I see. A hint for you. Making a statement and trying to support it with your own website full of other statements of your own, quote-mines, and poorly supported supposition -- is not a good way to support your line of 'thinking'. Find something else, something in the way of independent, well-supported, and based on some actual evidence and your statements might actually mean something. But since you insist on saying crap and supporting it with more crap -- no wonder no one takes you seriously, no one!  (Jan 18, 2013 | post #198)

Evolution Debate

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

No worries, I don't live there -- haven't for years. I am sure there are lots of places people like to be from, far from :-)  (Jan 16, 2013 | post #107761)

Evolution Debate

Teach evolution as the fact it is

No, what we should teach is critical thinking, real critical thinking. And when anyone, be they a misguided science teacher or pulpit pounder try and introduce pseudo-scientific subjects as if they were actual science, the critical thinking would dismiss things like Creationism, Intelligent Design, Climate Change Denial, Tarot Cards, Feng Shui, and Astrology as the pseudo-science crap that they are. Many of the groups who are claiming to be interested in Academic Freedom and teaching Critical Thinking are using these words to push a religious-based agenda that truely is the exact opposite of what Academic Freedom and Critical Thinking really are.  (Jan 16, 2013 | post #10)

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!