View Poll Results: Should public school teachers be able to call creationism "superstitious nonsense"?

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    14 24.14%
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Thread: Judges rule for teacher who called creationism "superstitious nonsense"

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    Re: Judges rule for teacher who called creationism "superstitious nonsense"

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Thank you for your peculiar interpretation of the meaning of the term. Intelligent Design is widely accepted to mean the old teleological argument for God, wrapped in modern scientific terminology by creationists, in the mistaken belief that it promotes their cause by avoiding specifying the identity of the assumed "designer". (see Discovery Institute)
    But intelligent design isn't new. Newton was proponent of it if I'm not mistaken (although he probably thought that God = math). As its used in most "intelligentsia circles" its also fully compatible with evolution.
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    Re: Judges rule for teacher who called creationism "superstitious nonsense"

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    and to put it correctly:
    Which really makes this entire discussion pointless.
    "If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu

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