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Author Topic:   Why "YEC"/Fundamentalist Creationism is BAD for America
NoNukes
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Message 9 of 238 (710887)
11-12-2013 10:37 AM


I think the problems with Creation Science are well overstated in the posts here with the possible exception of AZPaul3's comment. Nobody cares what Creationist think, and generally when even a prominent US official rants about the earth being only 6000 years old, or the theory of evolution being a plot from Hell, the ridicule seems to land only on the ranter. There are plenty of counter examples to the idea the Americans are idiots. At least at present.

And so far, at least, there hasn't been much of a problem keeping Creation Science out of public k-12 education, and ghettoizing it to home schools and Bible Colleges.

Until that changes, Creation Science does most of its harm to the cause of the advancement of Christianity. It is generally harmless to America.


Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)

I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy.
Richard P. Feynman

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass


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NoNukes
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Message 11 of 238 (711066)
11-14-2013 5:41 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by Dawn Bertot
11-14-2013 5:06 PM


Seeing that the thread involves why creationism is bad for America and that the vast majority of Americans believe in creation, your statements, as usual, are idiotic. The same would go for evolution

No Bertot. The vast majority of people outside of the United States do not ridicule people who believe in evolution.

Welcome back. I hope you'll have some time to post here more often.


Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)

I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy.
Richard P. Feynman

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass


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NoNukes
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Message 20 of 238 (711102)
11-15-2013 7:32 AM
Reply to: Message 13 by Pressie
11-14-2013 11:36 PM


Re: Your opinions don't really count
A person starts an organization; publishes a magazine he calls a ‘journal’; then pretends that the articles written in it are ‘scientific’.

I don't know or care about this guys journal, but I've never seen any stats demonstrating that home schooling produces worse results than attending public school. This subject has come up here before, and nobody produced anything credible.


Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)

I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy.
Richard P. Feynman

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass


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