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#31 pstall

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:43 AM

The idea that we don't teach certain aspects of subjects because it might offend people is just going to breed ignorance.

Some people don't believe the holocaust happened, we still need to teach it. Some people don't believe evolution happened, we still need to teach it. Ignore facts because they go against peoples beliefs is outrageous.


Offended is your word. Nobody here or myself suggested that. Holocaust has so much evidence and footage its a no brainer and not the best comparison.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:44 AM

Offended is your word. Nobody here or myself suggested that. Holocaust has so much evidence and footage its a no brainer and not the best comparison.


Yeah it is. You should read up about evolution.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:49 AM

wow...ok cat..you win..im wrong about all i have posted. congrats

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:51 AM

:rolleyes5:

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:52 AM

:rolleyes:

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:52 AM

Like what?

My gf went to Providence HS 10 years ago and she said they didn't even teach evolution. She was a straight A student who received a scholarship to Chapel Hill so it's not like she wasn't paying attention.


I don't remember specifically from 10 years ago, but I can tell you that evolution was a part of my biology class and the text was speculative and very very general about it. It also had almost no bearing on the rest of the class. (cells, mitosis, genetics, botany, ecosystems, etc)

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:56 AM

i got nothing to defeat the holocaust/evolution comparisoin..

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:56 AM

I don't remember specifically from 10 years ago, but I can tell you that evolution was a part of my biology class and the text was speculative and very very general about it. It also had almost no bearing on the rest of the class. (cells, mitosis, genetics, botany, ecosystems, etc)


That's sad. Evolution is the cornerstone of biology.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:57 AM

i got nothing to defeat the holocaust/evolution comparisoin..


Sarcasm is a great defense mechanism. no worries.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:57 AM

*hands up in the air*

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:01 PM

Good...good...now wave them...wave them like you just don't care...excellent...

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:02 PM

I won't say the pledge because I feel it constitutes idol worship.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:05 PM

Good point. Sometimes I find myself kneeling at the flag, praying to it, I even get the feeling that it wants me to sacrifice my own son as an offering. How can I distinguish the flags voice from my own? I just want to be in its will.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:09 PM

That's sad. Evolution is the cornerstone of biology.


Maybe, but is it the cornerstone of basic high school biology? to explain the basics of biology in terms of evolution is like explaining the basics of chemistry in terms of quantum mechanics. Sure, it makes sense of more complex questions that some of the brighter students may have, but it also needlessly muddies the water and makes for some pretty disjointed curriculum. JMO.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:09 PM

the thread slippage proves moi's point..but..what did I expect..ha ha


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