Should evolution be taught in high school?

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Microbiologist Carl Woese is well known as an iconoclast. At 79 years of age, Woese is still shaking things up. Most recently, he stated in an interview with Wired that...

"My feeling is that evolution shouldn't be taught at the lower grades. You don't teach quantum mechanics in the grade schools. One has to be quite educated to work with these concepts; what they pass on as evolution in high schools is nothing but repetitious tripe that teachers don't understand." Full Story

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Since: Jun 09

Albuquerque

#95687 Jul 8, 2012
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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Fine toned? My guitar is fine toned so I can play "The Girl from Ipanema". It's tuned precisely to "A-440" pitch.
Yeah I know, that's the standard counter, but it doesn't make any sense. Notice that I didn't argue from theology but that you did.
All your arguments are from theology. Who are you trying to kid?

Since: Aug 07

Eastanollee, GA

#95688 Jul 8, 2012
15th Dalai Lama wrote:
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All your arguments are from theology. Who are you trying to kid?
Not always. Some are and some are not. But you people tend to argue more from theology than from science.

Since: Aug 07

Eastanollee, GA

#95689 Jul 8, 2012
LowellGuy wrote:
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What is "reasonable" about claiming that fur traders would make it prohibitively time-consuming, dangerous, and expensive to harvest their livestock's pelts by transporting the entire species (all the koala fur traders formed a collective, perhaps?) to an island in the middle of an unexplored ocean, and then proceeded to eradicate every molecule of evidence of their commerce as well as of koalas ever existing anywhere on the Asian continent?
And, how did you conclude that ^that^ is the most likely explanation for koalas appearing only on Australia?
Have you already checked every molecule on the Asian continent for Koala content? Really?
Mugwump

Manchester, UK

#95690 Jul 8, 2012
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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Have you already checked every molecule on the Asian continent for Koala content? Really?
Give it up UC - your explainations of how Koalas got to Oz are 'just so' stories that are at best a highly implausible explaination of one of the problems the flood account - asking for an examination of every molecule on the Asian continent is simply another example of the double standards you apply to creation science and real science - wanna provide evidence of the creation account ?

“I am Sisyphus”

Since: Nov 07

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#95691 Jul 8, 2012
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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*We* have much better than guesstimates.*We* do so because *we* have....."? We? You're no physicist. You're no scientist. You don't even understand what they were doing.

I have a masters degree in science,.....

Oh well, you will never understand.

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#95692 Jul 8, 2012
Urban Cowboy wrote:
The weakest type of chemical bonds of those listed are:
a)ionic bonds
b)hydrogen bonds
c)double bonds
d)disulfide bonds
e)covalent bonds

b. from H.S. Chemistry.

Since: Aug 07

Eastanollee, GA

#95693 Jul 8, 2012
Dogen wrote:
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I have a masters degree in science,.....
Oh well, you will never understand.
In what exactly? The arts and sciences is a broad category. That could be ANYTHING. And don't lie this time.

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Since: Nov 07

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#95694 Jul 8, 2012
The same thing I have had an M.S. in all along, Clinical Psychology.

Pay attention.
Psychology

Danielson, CT

#95695 Jul 8, 2012
If psychology is your game, then what psychology do schools employ and give examples.

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Since: Mar 09

I'm a racist caricature!

#95696 Jul 8, 2012
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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Have you already checked every molecule on the Asian continent for Koala content? Really?
So, they set about eradicating every molecule but perhaps didn't fully succeed?

Tell us, for what purpose would fur traders go about doing such a thing?

Why would they put their livestock somewhere that would be prohibitively difficult, dangerous, expensive, and time-consuming to retrieve and harvest them?

How does any of that serve their fur trading business?

How does any of that mesh with the word "reasonable?"

What do you think "reasonable" means?

“What, me worry?”

Since: Mar 09

I'm a racist caricature!

#95697 Jul 8, 2012
Psychology wrote:
If psychology is your game, then what psychology do schools employ and give examples.
When you're not being retarded, what do you do?
Psychology

Danielson, CT

#95698 Jul 8, 2012
LowellGuy wrote:
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When you're not being retarded, what do you do?
I asked Dogen. Is Lowell guy another name you use when your Dogen moniker is unable to answer and vice versa? Is that your idea of psychology Dogen?
Psychology

Danielson, CT

#95699 Jul 8, 2012
Lowell guy and Dogen sittin in a tree, k I s s I n g, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes little Dogen in a baby carriage.:)

Tell us when you're ready to prove you understand psychology.

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Since: Jun 09

Albuquerque

#95700 Jul 8, 2012
Urban Cowboy wrote:
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Not always. Some are and some are not. But you people tend to argue more from theology than from science.
I lump 'you weren't there' and 'it's still a hobbit' in with the theological arguments. If you don't understand why, I will gladly explain it to you.'It's really complicated' isn't an argument at all so it doesn't even count.

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Since: Jun 09

Albuquerque

#95701 Jul 8, 2012
Psychology wrote:
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I asked Dogen. Is Lowell guy another name you use when your Dogen moniker is unable to answer and vice versa? Is that your idea of psychology Dogen?
You clearly have paranoiac delusions. I'm not Dogen.

“Wear white at night.”

Since: Jun 09

Albuquerque

#95702 Jul 8, 2012
Psychology wrote:
Lowell guy and Dogen sittin in a tree, k I s s I n g, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes little Dogen in a baby carriage.:)
Tell us when you're ready to prove you understand psychology.
You sure you're not an inbred hillbilly?
Psychology

Danielson, CT

#95703 Jul 8, 2012
Aww, so Dogen won't be showing us his brilliance in psychology? Imagine that. Till you run your mouth next time Dogen. ;)

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Since: Jun 09

Albuquerque

#95705 Jul 8, 2012
Psychology wrote:
Lowell guy and Dogen sittin in a tree, k I s s I n g, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes little Dogen in a baby carriage.:)
Tell us when you're ready to prove you understand psychology.
Is there a name for the personality disorder that compels you to come out of hills making demands of people you don't even know? Probably some kind of narcissistic thing, wouldn't you say?
Mugwump

UK

#95706 Jul 9, 2012
15th Dalai Lama wrote:
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Is there a name for the personality disorder that compels you to come out of hills making demands of people you don't even know? Probably some kind of narcissistic thing, wouldn't you say?
I'm guessing the name is Jim Ryan
Psychology

Danielson, CT

#95707 Jul 9, 2012
Wow Dogen, even your other moniker and those like you, know you can't argue psychology.

Maybe you should tell Urban Cowboy to pay attention again, right?

Come on Dogen or Lowell guy or however many you choose to be, just answer the simple question, how do schools use psychology and give us some examples.

Surely your M.S. in psychology is more than enough, right? Surely all that schooling is worth something, right?

Oh gosh, could you be just another childish braggart, pretending to be someone?

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