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Message 554 of 786 (805843)
04-21-2017 4:40 AM

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From: dwise1
Message: Re: An Alternative consistent and coherent model (Message 367)
Thread: How do you define the word Evolution?
Forum: Biological Evolution
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Re: An Alternative consistent and coherent model

Common sense is integral to science.

Sorry, but that hit a nerve that's been over-sensitized by fucking stupid creationist rhetorics.

I've been following this bullshit since 1981. Not only have I ridden around the park a few times, I have worn very deep ruts in that road.

One of the stock bullshit creationist complaints is that "evolution" (which they misrepresent grossly, hence the "scare quotes") is somehow "counter-intuitive" and will somehow "confuse the students". All while they appeal to "common sense" explanations.

As I have already just explained to CRR (Message 365), there is nothing common sense to "common sense" explanations, plus, those "common sense explanations" are just as likely to be completely wrong.

The point is that "common sense" can be and most often is complete bullshit. And exposing students to that fact should not confuse them, but rather make them think! And question. And test.

Creationists want students to sit comfortably in their false pre-conceived ideas, but science requires them to test everything. So much of how the world actually works is very counter-intuitive.

Students need to understand that, not be locked into dungeons of ignorance as creationists want.

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Message 575 of 786 (807692)
05-04-2017 9:53 PM

Waste of space by 1.61803 who posted an irrelevant cartoon with no meaningful comment.


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Message 614 of 786 (815167)
07-17-2017 5:45 AM
Reply to: Message 613 by Faith
07-16-2017 8:03 PM

Re: JonF
I agree that JonF's comments were over the top. The personal denigration was unnecessary and added nothing to the debate.

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