Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD
And just from my personal experience, some of these types classes are offered at the high school level as electives.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
50 years ago, politics was the driving force in the world. Today it is religion, often masquerading as politics, or vice versa. Yet kids emerge from high school without even a limited knowledge of the worlds religions.
You're right about the parents. Most parents do not want their children to know anything about any religion other than their own.
Nevertheless, it is evidently there .. and is "home", so to speak, to one of the cosmological "constants" known as the zero-point field(s), the arguable spiritual "soul" link per unique frequency of the field between our unique brain-body frequency "receiver" and "the universe", the seat of our "I am" experience.
Einstein and the gang used to leave the zero-point field(s) out of their equations because its constancy cancelled equally on both sides of the equation, in theoretical effect.
Lately, however, what with "spiritual" books making much to do of "The Force", physicists are taking another look.
When the election is over and we open our eyes, it will sadly be too late to wonder what the hell just happened.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
[QUOTE=Cephus;1060435 The problem is, you'll never get that because all religions want to be the only religion and you'll just get fights. It's best to just leave religion entirely out of schools, which are supposed to be teaching facts, and leave it to churches.[/QUOTE]
I don't know, nor care to, your religion, but how many muslim, catholic, baptist, shinto, buddha, atheist, hindu, churches have your children attended in the past year? Religion is a fact. Academic fights are generally a good thing.
With regard to the OP, I have a counter-question: Is there any settled consensus on what a scientific theory is? Who decides?
Scientific theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
. . . a scientific theory is a tested and expanded hypothesis that explains many experiments and fits ideas together in a framework.
Scientific theory - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
a theory that explains scientific observations; "scientific theories must be falsifiable"
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I don't think there is much debate on what it is, really. And those in the field of science decide.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.