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View Poll Results: Should creationism be taught in public schools?
Yes 71 19.09%
No 295 79.30%
I don't know/No opinion 6 1.61%
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:37 PM
 
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It should be taught about, as it already is in most states. But not taught as scientific fact, because it isn't.

 
Old 08-07-2010, 10:36 PM
 
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Is Scientology science?
Serious question???? ...or sarcasm????
 
Old 08-07-2010, 10:37 PM
 
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Well, why the hell ain't science fiction taught in public schools?

I mean, persons need to know stuff, don't they?
It is. In English classes.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 10:48 PM
 
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Maybe America should start a rigorous program of religious cleansing in the school system. That way all obstacles to teaching creationism (the only truth) will be removed.
"Truth"--now that is an interesting word.

Science is a theory basesed on empiricism. Creationism cannot be that, because it cannot be falsified via empirical measurement.

That does not mean that the foundational concepts of creationism are wrong--but it is not scientific.

..but interestingly, nowhere do any creationists (whom I've met) claim that G-d did not use natural laws (for the lack of a better term)to initiate the universe. Even if we succeed in explaining the existance of every thing--we have not even started on an explanation of where the natural laws (that term again) came from.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 10:59 PM
 
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Serious question???? ...or sarcasm????
Just going off the name.

Don't really know that much about Scientology.

Maybe everyone and their cousin is just trying to steal off of the credibility of "science" - like "intelligent design".

God ain't intelligent, people are!

God is merely all powerful.

Like Oz, or something.
 
Old 08-08-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Just going off the name.

Don't really know that much about Scientology.

Maybe everyone and their cousin is just trying to steal off of the credibility of "science" - like "intelligent design".

God ain't intelligent, people are!

God is merely all powerful.

Like Oz, or something.
Creation Science is like OZ. "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain."
 
Old 08-08-2010, 03:45 PM
 
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Congratulations America!
132 pages, over 1,000 posts! On the theme if creationism should be taught in schools. In what other country on this planet can such a theme draw so much attention? How many other religiously backward nations are there?
 
Old 08-08-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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Congratulations America!
132 pages, over 1,000 posts! On the theme if creationism should be taught in schools. In what other country on this planet can such a theme draw so much attention? How many other religiously backward nations are there?
Well, if you read back, its a small group of individuals, who the vast majority of posters are just trying to inform.

Of course, you can't inform, if the person doesn't want the information. Thats why I don't try and change their minds anymore, I just point out asinine theories that have no basis in scientific study or reality.
 
Old 08-08-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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Well, if you read back, its a small group of individuals, who the vast majority of posters are just trying to inform.

Of course, you can't inform, if the person doesn't want the information. Thats why I don't try and change their minds anymore, I just point out asinine theories that have no basis in scientific study or reality.
This nation has more than a handful...more like 3 out of 4. With some of my more recent posts I've been having fun too.
 
Old 08-08-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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This nation has more than a handful...more like 3 out of 4. With some of my more recent posts I've been having fun too.
I used to think that people were opinionated, abeit basically smart. Since being on this web site, I've changed my mind. People are basically 1) dumb 2)uneducated 3) dogmatic 4) angry ... and they want to stay that way.

...oh, forgot stupid--that too.
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