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March 31st, 2005


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11:36 am
Wow.
just... wow.

Ok, teaching creationism in schools. I'm pretty sure you can all guess where I stand on this argument.
Article on a town divided by this strife is here.

The best quote from the article, from a pastor, is this one.
"Christians are a lot more bold under Bush's leadership, he speaks what a lot of us believe," said Mummert.

"We've been attacked by the intelligent, educated segment of the culture," he said, adding that the school board's declaration is just a first step.


Yes, you're absolutely right. You're being attacked by the intelligent and edumacated segment of America.
DOESN'T THAT FUCKING TELL YOU SOMETHING?

(mostly sincere apologies to anyone religious reading this.)
mood: confusedconfused

(19 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:metasapien
Date:March 31st, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
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It is seriously to me shocking how much evolution is under attack here in the US. In India, where I grew up, evolution (or at least the idea that humans came from the apes) is a given, and Indians are way more religious than Americans.

The "moral majority" first created an argument (between evolution and creationism) and are now trying to win it just by cranking up their volume...

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From:inahandbasket
Date:March 31st, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
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couldn't agree more.
It's... shit. I can't explain it without sounding like an asshole, so I'll just sound like an asshole.

The American average IQ of 100 is fucking abysmal.
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From:jjjiii
Date:April 1st, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
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100 is by definition the average IQ. What's sad is that the 100 IQ is so dumb.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 1st, 2005 01:13 pm (UTC)
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yes dear.
You know that's what I meant, punk. =P
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From:marchharetay
Date:March 31st, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
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lol! that is quite the good quote...
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From:johncoxon
Date:March 31st, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC)
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Evolution, while (admittedly) only a theory, is a helluva lot better than creationism. Awareness of creationism is a good thing. Teaching it as fact is not.

And I speak as a sympathetic (to you more than to them) Christian.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:March 31st, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
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amen.


*giggle*
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From:oceanic
Date:March 31st, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
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You're going to eat the Christians?!!?
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From:inahandbasket
Date:March 31st, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
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"Lots of crittersChristians. Christians burn real gud."
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From:oceanic
Date:March 31st, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC)
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"Maybe you've forgotten the Irken/Planet-Jacker treaty stating that all Christians marked for colonization by the Irken military are to be left where they are?"
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From:inahandbasket
Date:March 31st, 2005 08:16 pm (UTC)
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But they so tasty!
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From:oceanic
Date:March 31st, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
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Hmm. That is a good point.
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From:oceanic
Date:March 31st, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)
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Man, welcome to my professional life.

Also, I'd like to argue the phrase "only a theory" as it is commonly used in this context. Science as a field assumes that nothing, NOTHING can ever be "proven"-- therefore the hardest scientific proof we have for anything falls into the category of a "theory" as a scientific term.
From the encyclopedia: "In common usage a theory is often viewed as little more than a guess or a hypothesis. But in science and generally in academic usage, a theory is much more than that. A theory is an established paradigm that explains all or many of the data we have and offers valid predictions that can be tested. In science, a theory can never be proven true, because we can never assume we know all there is to know. Instead, theories remain standing until they are disproven, at which point they are thrown out altogether or modified slightly."

So the phrase "only a theory" is sort of like "I don't know what the big deal is, he only climbed Mount Everest without oxygen." No disrespect meant, just a clarification of terms.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:March 31st, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
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well yeah, but you're arguing against the stupid and undereducated. by their own admission.
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From:oceanic
Date:March 31st, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
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Heh. True, that.
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From:komos
Date:March 31st, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)
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Don't you know that all that fancy book larnin' is the Devil's WorkTM
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From:inahandbasket
Date:March 31st, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
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apparently.
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From:prosicated
Date:March 31st, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
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So I'm Satan-in-training then. Yeehaw!
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From:pisceandreamer
Date:April 1st, 2005 03:59 am (UTC)
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Goodness. We were taught evolution in school, creationism was discussed in the context that it was a theory based in religion, and that for more information we should really be talking w/our parents or church on it.

I still look back in amazement at how well my science teacher dealt with it - she managed to actually keep the creationism side out of class discussions without offending or alienating anyone at all. For those that didn't beleive in evolution, she still managed to get them to at least learn the theories that went with it.

Thing is, we DID have folks that didn't believe in evolution and felt creationism was how it all happened - and I honestly don't recall any big divide on it at all...
Wow. just... wow. Ok, teaching creationism in schools. I'm pretty… - another LJ. or: how i learned to stop worrying and love this life-thingy

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