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Author Topic:   Should we teach both evolution and religion in school?
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Message 957 of 2059 (808146)
05-08-2017 2:55 PM
Reply to: Message 953 by Davidjay
05-08-2017 11:55 AM

Re: Separate school and state and religion
No keep, schools for knowledge rather than theories. Teach facts and separate religion and the state.

Theories are facts, at least the ones taught at the level of elementary and high school.

Like it or not, everything attracts everything else with a force that is inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.

Like it or not, matter isn't a perfect continuum but is composed of discrete atoms.

Like it or not, the sun is powered by fusing hydrogen nuclei to form helium nuclei.

Like it or not, all know species have descended from a common ancestor, and natural section acting on random, inheritable variations is the primary mechanism that caused this.


The state needs workers to just be dumb enough to work for others....

Do you realize that one way to keep workers dumb is to just teach them lists of basic "facts" without any organizing principles behind those facts (that is, "theories"} and the reasoning that underlies those principles?

Freedom is merely privilege extended, unless enjoyed by one and all. – Billy Bragg

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Message 968 of 2059 (808441)
05-10-2017 7:58 PM

I'm trying to think of a science class I ever took that didn't talk about the scientific method, illustrated with the stories of the important discoveries in history.

In which field of science does the scientific method lead us to conclude that talking snakes want people to eat more fruit?

Freedom is merely privilege extended, unless enjoyed by one and all. – Billy Bragg

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Message 981 of 2059 (808680)
05-12-2017 8:48 AM
Reply to: Message 974 by Davidjay
05-11-2017 1:06 PM

Re: Got ya again .. Think bat think
Go ahead Chir, state you never siad we came from bats, or bats are our ancestors or bats preceeded primates or were first on the branch.

Since Davidjay lost his posting privileges on this forum, I won't write a rebuttal here. I will link to the message he keeps going on about:
Message 209
The reader can judge for herself what I was trying to say.

Freedom is merely privilege extended, unless enjoyed by one and all. – Billy Bragg

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