Posted On:3/05/2006 8:13pm
This is just the beginning, many states are and have been trying to pass similar bills.
"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." – Voltaire.
Posted On:3/05/2006 8:20pm
Posted On:3/05/2006 8:26pm
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Don't get me started on this (I'm an evolutionary and behavioural ecologist).....
creationism has no place in a science lesson. it. is. not. science.
fair enough teach it, but keep it in RE lessons.
Posted On:3/05/2006 8:28pm
Since the wording says "All scientific views..." it should exclude ID and Creationism. I doubt, however, that the proponents of this bill see it as such.
Posted On:3/05/2006 8:33pm
That's the problem, the people making the bill don't understand science and how a scientific theory is different to what anyone else would call a theory. A scientific theory is more or less fact: gravity is a theory, relativity is a theory. And if anyone is interested, I can send you copies of papers showing "evolution in action" as it were, real life animals that are mutating and speciating right now.
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Posted On:3/05/2006 8:36pm
Style: Snatch Wrestling
I think mabye the better way of presenting it would be:
Not everyone believes in science, here are some alternative theories that have nothing to do with science.
Posted On:3/05/2006 8:38pm
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They try to teach science. Instead of asking a scientist what science is, claiming scientists are biased, they ask their preacher. Awesome.
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Posted On:3/05/2006 8:42pm
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I see your anti-evolution quackery and rasie you one establishment of religion
Whereas, our forefathers of this great nation of the United States recognized a Christian God and used the principles afforded to us by Him as the founding principles of our nation; and
Whereas, as citizens of this great nation, we the majority also wish to exercise our constitutional right to acknowledge our Creator and give thanks for the many gifts provided by Him; and
Whereas, as elected officials we should protect the majority's right to express their religious beliefs while showing respect for those who object; and
Whereas, we wish to continue the wisdom imparted in the Constitution of the United States of America by the founding fathers; and
Whereas, we as elected officials recognize that a Greater Power exists above and beyond the institutions of mankind:
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the members of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-third General Assembly, Second Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, that we stand with the majority of our constituents and exercise the common sense that voluntary prayer in public schools and religious displays on public property are not a coalition of church and state, but rather the justified recognition of the positive role that Christianity has played in this great nation of ours, the United States of America.
Who, for Pete’s sake! Is opposing science? In fact, we want MORE science by CRITICALLY ANALIZING the evidence-Connie Morris, Kansas State BOE (bolding and underlining part of original quote, red is my emphasis)
As long as you try to treat your subjective experiences as if they were objective experiences, you will continue to be confounded by people who disagree with you.-some guy on an internet messageboard
Posted On:3/05/2006 8:43pm
Ahh.. Missouri is now adopting an official state religion
That's just sick. Good thing it's just a resolution and has no legal consequence at all.
Posted On:3/05/2006 8:47pm
I'm not too worried, the shenanigans in Dover nipped this in the bud. Ultrawhackoconservative Utah couldn't even get something similar passed, Ohio dropped it's anti-evolution stance and so did some school district in California.
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