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Old 03-07-2010, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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"I feel fairly strongly about this. These books are promulgating lies to kids," said Jerry Coyne, an ecology and evolution professor at the University of Chicago.

Coyne and Virginia Tech biology professor Duncan Porter reviewed excerpts from the Apologia and Bob Jones biology textbooks, which are equivalent to ninth- and 10th-grade biology lessons. Porter said he would give the books an F.
The Associated Press: Top home-school texts dismiss Darwin, evolution


It's a shame that some parents think lying about science is good for their children.
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Darn that science education, it just gets in the way of family values.
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:04 AM
 
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Textbooks of every stripe carry lies, distortions, and omissions. Just because it's a textbook does not shield it from the extraneous views of the authors. Science textbooks are no exception, no matter who the intended audience is.
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:09 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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The Associated Press: Top home-school texts dismiss Darwin, evolution


It's a shame that some parents think lying about science is good for their children.
THank goodness that parents still have some voice over how their children will be educated by homeschooling. I suppose you'd like the gubmint to get it's grimey hands all over that too,
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:28 AM
 
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They are not your kids so butt out. Both are THEORY. My children are homeschooled and taught both. I believe in God but inform them this is something they will have to study and make their own decision what they will end up believing.
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:33 AM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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Yea, screw science and everything some of the world's smartest minds have spent their adult lives confirming. Let's go by what some fictional book written 2000 years ago with the sole purpose of telling people what to think says
Do they have this problem in Europe and Canada? If they don't and the right wins in 2012, the twista household will be up for sale...
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:12 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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Yea, screw science and everything some of the world's smartest minds have spent their adult lives confirming. Let's go by what some fictional book written 2000 years ago with the sole purpose of telling people what to think says
Do they have this problem in Europe and Canada? If they don't and the right wins in 2012, the twista household will be up for sale...
If you need recommendations on how to pick Realtor i have some good links
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Yea, screw science and everything some of the world's smartest minds have spent their adult lives confirming. Let's go by what some fictional book written 2000 years ago with the sole purpose of telling people what to think says
Do they have this problem in Europe and Canada? If they don't and the right wins in 2012, the twista household will be up for sale...
The problem exists, but since less than 10% of the population in many of these countries would ever be at a sunday mass, it's not exactly as big of a deal.
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:45 AM
 
Location: just here
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If you need recommendations on how to pick Realtor i have some good links
I'm pretty sure folks who talk out of both sides of their face have already been recognized...OH! Except for some......
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:47 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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They are not your kids so butt out. Both are THEORY. My children are homeschooled and taught both. I believe in God but inform them this is something they will have to study and make their own decision what they will end up believing.
Lets have a conversation regarding the THEORIES.
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