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Old 11-21-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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this has absoulutely nothing to do with any election and there is no scientific knowledge of the age of most things. Why do libs think this should or is an issue for heaven's sake???
Yes!

It's all the fault of liberals for unfairly expecting candidates not to be scientifically ignorant!

And we all live in a world where "there is no scientific knowledge of the age of most things"!


 
Old 11-21-2012, 01:36 PM
 
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this has absoulutely nothing to do with any election and there is no scientific knowledge of the age of most things. Why do libs think this should or is an issue for heaven's sake???
What are you talking about? There is a scientific consensus on the age of most things, including the universe itself. Why does your personal lack of scientific education suddenly mean there is no consensus?
 
Old 11-21-2012, 01:43 PM
 
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As a Democratic Christian - I wish there was a way to reconcile creationism and evolution. Believe me, people are NOT going to respond kindly when you continue to tell them that the Bible is FOS. I don't necessarily think that Democrats should trample so hard down this particular path.

I believe in God - but I have a hard time with the dinosaurs and how/when we were created.
One can reconcile religion and science. Jews have been doing it for centuries. Why do you think that Christians have such a hard time not taking Genesis literally, while most Jews have no issues, and Genesis belongs to Jews?

Dinosaurs first appeared on Earth about 230 million years ago, and went extinct 65 million years ago, most likely due to an asteroid impact.
 
Old 11-21-2012, 01:48 PM
 
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I completely agree with you until you asked your question about evolution. Evolution says humans came from a common ape ancestor that would have been a different species than the apes we have today. My question is why is so much stock put in whether somebody believes in evolution? Unless you are in biology or geology it really doesn't matter whether we came from apes or God. The only reason it matters is so liberals can continue to marginalize Christianity and paint people of faith as a bunch of mental cases.
Because it goes to their intellectual capacity. The United States has the 2nd lowest acceptance of evolution in the 1st World. Only Turkey has more creationists.

Creationism has been disproved beyond a shadow of a doubt. It takes an extreme level of cognitive dissonance, a total lack of an education, and/or a very low IQ to continue to support a 6000 year old Earth, special creation, and a global flood. These are views prevalent in tribal, 3rd world cultures. Not in the most powerful industrialized nation on Earth.

I don't want someone who can't even grasp basic scientific concepts having the power to launch nuclear weapons. Heck, I'm surprised they even trust nuclear weapons, seeing as they were created by physicists using the exact same methods that disproved creationism.

Rejecting creationism, btw, does not mean rejecting God. The overwhelming majority of Jews have rejected a literal Genesis since medieval times. Even Saint Augustine, 1500 years ago, before modern science, said any Christian who talks about such nonsense as a literal Genesis is an idiot and embarrassment to Christianity.
 
Old 11-21-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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As a Democratic Christian - I wish there was a way to reconcile creationism and evolution. Believe me, people are NOT going to respond kindly when you continue to tell them that the Bible is FOS.
You saw how much of a problem that presented on Election Night.

There is no way to reconcile creationism and evolution because there is no way to reconcile creationism and reality. There is, however, a vast possibility of reconciling educated Christianity and evolution. Look into it.

But if Christianity really can only survive on the basis of lies, let it die.

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Old 11-21-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Rubio essentially said it's perfectly ok to teach children anything you want. Should we replace Chemistry with Alchemy, or Astronomy with Astrology?

It's pretty scary that a potential leader of the free world can't grasp basic scientific facts.

People like this should not be running the country.


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Rubio responded to the gottcha question with " I don't know".

This country has a history of electing leaders of the free world who do not grasp most scientific facts.

The link in to an interview with Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas, not Rubio.
 
Old 11-21-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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There's plenty wrong with pandering to the imbecile dregs of the Bible Belt.

On top of everything else, it's bad politics, as November 6, 2012 proved.
Not too different than pandering to the goofy obama phone lady. It's all smoke and mirrors.

No one has a shot at getting elected unless they do one thing better than most folk, fund raising.
Big donations earn contributers a seat at the table and favors.
 
Old 11-21-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Future scientists will prove today's scientists wrong. It has always happened.
They are not however. likely going to embrace an Adam/Eve, a talking snake and an apple.
 
Old 11-21-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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What's really scary is how many of these people sit on so-called "Science Committees" in the house. It's like putting the head of Iran to sit on the Jewish Relations committee.
Sitting on committee means being responsive to your doners and lobbiests.
 
Old 11-21-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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Rubio responded to the gottcha question with " I don't know".

This country has a history of electing leaders of the free world who do not grasp most scientific facts.

The link in to an interview with Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas, not Rubio.
He didn't say he didn't know, he said it's a great mystery. It's not a mystery. It's as ridiculous as if he were to say, "It's a mystery as to whether the earth revolves around the sun or not".

He also said, schools should not teach children things that contradict what they are taught at home. So if parents teach children that alchemy is better than chemistry, schools shouldn't correct such faulty knowledge? If a parent teaches the Earth is flat, what's that child going to do when he gets to school?
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