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Old 12-19-2010, 04:42 PM   #961 (permalink)
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I wonder what the religious types would do if an alien spaceship did land and the occupants declared that we ain't special.

I have pondered the possible implications on more than one occasion.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:06 AM   #962 (permalink)
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It's back....

Florida Citizens for Science Blog Archive The return of the Florida antievolution bill
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:39 PM   #963 (permalink)
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I think I figured out what the conservative types are attacking education. They don't want anyone smarter than them.
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:24 PM   #964 (permalink)
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This is so sad. What is the forecast for the odds of that bill's success in the FL legislature?
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:42 PM   #965 (permalink)
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I think I figured out what the conservative types are attacking education. They don't want anyone smarter than them.
I could say something mean here, but I'll hold back.
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:44 PM   #966 (permalink)
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This is so sad. What is the forecast for the odds of that bill's success in the FL legislature?
He submitted the same bill last year, and it failed. The difference this year is that he has buried this attempt in another larger bill. And softened the language so as to make it almost benign. But it's still a threat and an opening for mischief if it were to pass. Which is entirely his intention.
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He submitted the same bill last year, and it failed. The difference this year is that he has buried this attempt in another larger bill. And softened the language so as to make it almost benign. But it's still a threat and an opening for mischief if it were to pass. Which is entirely his intention.
Was there a dramatic shift in the FL legislature from the elections, and if so does this increase the probability?
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:32 PM   #968 (permalink)
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There was a shift, not so dramatic. It was already very conservative. Now more so. Republican Governor. So yes, it is worrisome.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:29 AM   #969 (permalink)
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The bill failed. Again. Cooler heads prevailed.
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Having said that, religion and politics in the same thread, this could get ugly.[/quote]

you got a deep understanding of this
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:22 PM   #971 (permalink)
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Interesting thread huh? Rather passionate in places. Funny in others. We even threw in college football at one point.
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:00 PM   #972 (permalink)
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A very common argument from ID'ers.

Bachmann: Schools should teach intelligent design CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

"I support intelligent design," Bachmann told reporters in New Orleans following her speech to the Republican Leadership Conference. "What I support is putting all science on the table and then letting students decide. I don't think it's a good idea for government to come down on one side of scientific issue or another, when there is reasonable doubt on both sides."

I support putting all science on the table as well. And if you do actually put all ideas supported by sound science on the table then what you get is the Theory of Evolution. Nothing else makes the cut. She managed to get all common misconceptions about evolution in three sentences.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:23 PM   #973 (permalink)
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Mriff, I'm sure you'd agree that ID wouldn't even get on the table simply because it does not cut it as a scientific explanation.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:34 PM   #974 (permalink)
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Yep. It can't be tested. If it could, and the science behind gained status as a theory, then the discovering scientists would be famous. The Discovery Institute can't come up with any peer reviewed science, which is their oft stated goal. So we're still waiting.
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Interesting!

Darryl Cunningham Investigates: Evolution
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:51 AM   #976 (permalink)
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Thanks for posting that link. It was a fascinating presentation.
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Got it from Roger Eberts facebook page. He got into the whole debate while critiquing 'Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed'.
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Isaac Asimov was a pretty smart guy. He wrote this back in 1984. Things haven't changed much.

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Good humor and appropriate for this discussion:

Georgia School Board Bans 'Theory Of Math' | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

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Old 07-04-2011, 02:13 PM   #980 (permalink)
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Too funny. And now this important announcement from Earth: Planet Earth Doesn't Know How To Make It Any Clearer It Wants Everyone To Leave | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
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