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Old 07-30-2013, 01:52 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Most people, the vast majority even, who worship Science as their God are doing nothing more than believing what is told to them by CNN and their leaders. Zero difference from people who believe whatever their Preacher tells them to believe.
Not believing in biological evolution is the equivalent of not believing that the earth revolves around the sun.

We no longer live in the 15th century.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:54 PM
 
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Knowledge is spooky. Making observations through study and experimentation of our natural world is very bad...
It's a tool, you see?
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:57 PM
 
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Right, the title of this IS misleading. It is not the state of Kentucky, rather it is religious groups that have a problem with the new teaching standards of evolution. My favorite part is this: standards treat evolution as fact and talk about the human role in climate change
How can one criticize evolution & state that it's not fact when they believe in something that HAS NEVER BEEN PROVEN. Fascinating.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:00 PM
 
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Science is fantastic, but one still needs be skeptical because science is only as good as the people reporting it and that's the problem. Progressives have adopted "Science" as their Religion and are feeling pretty smug about it (they actually refer to themselves as the "Intellectual Elite" ), but like Religion there are charlatans galore in the fields of Science and Academia who's use "Science" to suit their own professional, political and economic goals. Like Religious leaders they have hordes of blind followers who worship at the altar of something they don't understand. One need look no further than "Global Warming" to see how humans can create false "Science" for profit and power.
No dear. Science is nothing at all like religion, and those who compare the two have a hidden agenda. Science is verifiable/observable/concrete. Religion is belief. Don't compare the two - it shows how little you know.

People who believe that the earth is 6000 years old should not be allowed to vote, period. They clearly don't have the mental capacity to have a say in the future of the country.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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What about the OP's ignorance in blaming KY when the state instituted the new standards by citing the objections of some religious extremists?

Holy broken logic batman!

I guess if Illinois passes some tougher rape sentencing laws and some crackpots disagree we can start a thead about how Illinois is populated by backwards cavemen that just want to rape people.
I think this emerges from the fact that, on a weekly basis, we have stories in the national headlines about some Southern state embracing some Medieval principle or another. As someone who lived for a time in a state that is prone to this type of stuff, after a sufficient amount of nonsense makes its way into the state capital, yes, it becomes indicative of the culture in that state. There's a reason these types of stories never seem to happen in Vermont or Maine or Oregon or Washington.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:04 PM
 
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One of the things that always amuses me when this issue comes up is how believers will try to tar science by making the argument that it is no better than religion.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:05 PM
 
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The far right never ends with their non-stop stupidity, not that that's a bad thing. It brings non-stop entertainment
It actually is a bad thing and their willful ignorance harms all of us.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:08 PM
 
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One of the things that always amuses me when this issue comes up is how believers will try to tar science by making the argument that it is no better than religion.
They are both used to control people and push agendas....this cannot be refuted.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:12 PM
 
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No dear. Science is nothing at all like religion, and those who compare the two have a hidden agenda. Science is verifiable/observable/concrete. Religion is belief. Don't compare the two - it shows how little you know.

People who believe that the earth is 6000 years old should not be allowed to vote, period. They clearly don't have the mental capacity to have a say in the future of the country.
Omg....here we go again....

the average Joe doesn't have the resources to verify data and test theories...let alone the educational attainment. And we are talking 4 year degree college graduates here...not high school dropouts.

So what do most people end up doing? In spite of religion, they take the peer reviewed "rubber stamp" for face value...

And that is nothing more than FAITH.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:18 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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One of the things that always amuses me when this issue comes up is how believers will try to tar science by making the argument that it is no better than religion.
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They are both used to control people and push agendas....this cannot be refuted.
Only one of them is based on objective facts, that can't be refuted either.

The physics of the world remain the same whether people are present or not.

Religion?

Not so much.
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