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Why do these idiots keep getting re-elected?

After creationism bill failed, Indiana senator will push 'truth in education' measure

 

He tried to force creationism into curriculum last year, and failed.  This year he wants teachers to be required to "prove" anything they teach.  If a student questions anything in any class, the teacher must be able to provide some sort of proof (like, say, a science book?)

1) an example of another complete moron who does not understand the definition of the phrase "scientific theory"  (here's a hint - it does NOT mean something not proven.  It is a collection of facts which support a claim)

2) an example of another complete moron who does not understand the definition of not making any law regarding the establishment of religion.

But I'm guessing he'd count the Bible as a valid source of fact if anyone wanted to teach creationism?

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 8:46 AM on Dec. 5, 2012 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Well - AGAIN - My personal feellings about the first 4 years and now going to start the next 4 -
    Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me!

    Didn't vote for him the first time - and certainly didn't vote for him the 2nd time!
    You all didn't like what all happened the first time - WHY did you think that anything would be better the 2nd time???

    madmueller

    Answer by madmueller at 5:05 PM on Dec. 5, 2012

  • Didn't vote for him the first time - and certainly didn't vote for him the 2nd time!
    You all didn't like what all happened the first time - WHY did you think that anything would be better the 2nd time???


    You should really try reading questions before you answer them sometime.
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 5:06 PM on Dec. 5, 2012

  • Wow..not the same Indiana where I cast my first vote at the ripe age of 18 in 1992.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 5:08 PM on Dec. 5, 2012

  • "But there is science to creationism"

    Social science maybe... but even that's a stretch.
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 7:17 PM on Dec. 5, 2012

  • Actually that's not what you said. Generations passing down their genetics and weeding out the weaker genes is an example of adaptation. Darwin claims this adaptation or natural selection is evolution. If that is what you consider evolution, I have no issue with that being taught in schools. But we all know there is more to it. The theory stops holding water when it makes claims that one species evolves into a completely different species.
    HHx5

    Answer by HHx5 at 10:57 PM on Dec. 5, 2012

  • The theory stops holding water when it makes claims that one species evolves into a completely different species.

    Really? Then where did chihuahuas and mastiffs come from?
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 10:58 PM on Dec. 5, 2012

  • Those are different kinds of dogs. Again, that's adaptation and observable. There is more proof that everything reproduces after it's own kind than "proof" that, for example, birds evolved from dinosaurs as some scientists theorize. I believe birds and dinosaurs were created during the same week (i.e. creation week) as was every other kind we see in present day, not chihuahuas and mastiffs but some kind of dog.
    HHx5

    Answer by HHx5 at 9:12 AM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • Um... why is it such a stretch that birds evolved from dinosaurs? For several decades paleontologists have had evidence of small theropods (which belong to the same family as t-rex and raptors) which show strong evidence of feathers and wishbones, as well as other pieces of avian anatomy. They are not quite birds as we know them, they are still considered dinosaurs, however the theory is that those creatures evolved and adapted over time. The first mistake Creationists make is that they think dinosaur and they think big, dumb, clumsy creature the size of t-rex or apatosaurus.
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 10:56 AM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • I believe birds and dinosaurs were created during the same week (i.e. creation week)

    So you believe all the birds that were first created had super powers and lived for millions of years so they wouldn't die next to any dinosaurs, resultin gin millions of years of earth's crust developing between all the dead dinosaurs and the first dead birds? And all the other animals on earth ever that don't appear in the fossil record for millions of years?
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 1:22 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • "The first mistake Creationists make is that they think dinosaur and they think big, dumb, clumsy creature the size of t-rex or apatosaurus." That's not what creationists think, at least, not that I'm aware of. Creation scientists have seen the research that supports dinosaurs of all different shapes and sizes. The reason that Creationists don't find it plausible that dinosaurs evolved into birds is that birds as we know them today are present in the fossil record along side dinosaurs. The consensus used to be this evolution of birds from dinosaurs but new research shows that the theropods that they claim may be the ancestor of birds actually have more in common with alligators and alligators were also created at the same time as dinosaurs and birds, more specifically the day after birds.
    HHx5

    Answer by HHx5 at 2:00 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

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