You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Would have an issue with say, a muslim, hindu, or shinto teacher in your school teaching all the kids that their religion is right? Or is it only OK when you do it?You have every right to your religion, but you don't have the right to force it onto our nation's kids.
"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
I just checked the map I have, and the distance between New York and California is about 6 inches. Admittedly, it's a small map. When I signed up for the ACA, it had my age listed as 6,000 years. Go figure. (Just kidding about the ACA).Thinking the earth is 6k years old is as retarded as thinking the distance from New York to California is 6 meters.
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You are obviously opposed to continue reading that article past a first few sentences, and preferred to make wild assumptions about Bill Nye. That is the opposite of keeping yourself informed.
Its one thing to make assumptions and observations about the world, and another thing to test those assumptions and observation for accuracy. Everybody makes assumptions, only ignorant people refuse to test and question their observations and assumptions.
Again, I am NOT an atheist, but I have a huge problem with teaching children intelligent design. Ham's Intelligent Design Museum teaches that children had pet dinosaurs and the great flood carved out the grand canyon.
I have a problem with teaching that stuff to children in a science class. If belief in God is brought up and mentioned in science class, that is different. But it is not a teacher's place to tell students that the Book of Genesis is not meant to be taken literally and that its all an allegory, or that science doesn't prove Genesis wrong because Genesis is correct and science is all fairytales and guessing.
If anything, I think it would be a great exercise for students to learn about scientists like Galileo who were persecuted for having discovered scientific facts like the earth is round and it is moving and revolving. They were Christian and they were also scientist, their lives were threatened, their books were banned and burned, and they faced execution. Yet they never recanted their discoveries, which were observable scientific fact, and their discoveries did not turn them into atheists.
Their discoveries are not controversial anymore, and the entire world didn't go atheist because of it. I see no point or value in religious groups stifling scientific knowledge. If we discovered alien life on another planet, it wouldn't cause me to doubt God either.
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There is a difference between the theories and the facts of evolution. Evolution of life forms is observable within the time span of average, human lives. And many people accept scientific theories of all sorts, such as the popular scientific theory of plate tectonics. I've also met a number of people opposed evolution like yourself, who had trouble grasping that plate tectonics is a scientific theory and not a scientic fact as a whole. That would indicate that some people really don't understand the fundamentals of scientific study and methodology.