But - politicians like to discuss evolution. It perks the interests of voters, where Jimmy's inability to read and do basic math at age 10 doesn't.
Science isn't about obfuscating.. it's about testing ideas, theories, and laws, and improving them. Obfuscating is for people who don't like what the facts say.
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“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Nonetheless, the most I ever learned about evolution was in college and not in a public school. I think we touched on some basic concepts, but it was never presented as part of evolutionary science. That might explain why some of you think it's just a bunch of loose concepts and factoids about getting taller..
Ask Christine O'Donnel in a month... she might disagreeThere are dozens if not hundreds of topics more important to preparing individuals for success in life.
Politicians on both sides like to talk about evolution.. The problem that I have with people making it a political issue, is that nowhere does science or evolution teach God doesn't exist. However, science has always been at odds with the religious community..But - politicians like to discuss evolution. It perks the interests of voters, where Jimmy's inability to read and do basic math at age 10 doesn't.
Again.. it just goes back to understanding the scientific method. It's a great way to learn about logic and theory, and intellectual exchange of ideas.. design a hypothesis or a theory, improve theories.. constantly test them. If you don't really agree with some aspect of evolution.. guess what?
If you know the scientific method, you take the steps to disprove evolution on a scientific level.
Teaching kids science isn't about indoctrinating them.. it's about teaching them how to think for themselves
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The Constitution says "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion or the free exercise thereof." If people are interpreting it the same, but view it as meaning "separation of church and state".. then I don't have a problem with people using that phrase.
There's nothing there that says the 10 Commandments can't be displayed on government property, nor that a Nativity scene can't be displayed in front of a volunteer fire station. It means, that any religion is allowed to display religious items at those places and the government can't show preference to any one religion.