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  • Freedom of Religion

    26 56.52%
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Thread: Freedom of Religion vs the Mandate to Evolve [W 65]

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    Re: Freedom of Religion vs the Mandate to Evolve [W 65]

    I also have to say, when teachers do that, and say, well evolution is all just a theory, it's not proven. It's just a theory.

    It really undermines the scientific method. As others have said, gravity and plate tectonics are theories.

    I don't think its right for an authority figure or instructor to act like that. There are people who study the theory of plate tectonics, understand it, but don't understand that it's a theory.

    I think it's better for teachers to say nothing than to obfuscate technical terminology.

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    Re: Freedom of Religion vs the Mandate to Evolve [W 65]

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I also have to say, when teachers do that, and say, well evolution is all just a theory, it's not proven. It's just a theory.

    It really undermines the scientific method. As others have said, gravity and plate tectonics are theories.

    I don't think its right for an authority figure or instructor to act like that. There are people who study the theory of plate tectonics, understand it, but don't understand that it's a theory.

    I think it's better for teachers to say nothing than to obfuscate technical terminology.
    Of course they should. They should explain the basic general differences between a scientific theory and a regular old theory first. Why do you think kids are so stupid?

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    Re: Freedom of Religion vs the Mandate to Evolve [W 65]

    We evolve by following religion. Mandate accomplished.
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    Re: Freedom of Religion vs the Mandate to Evolve [W 65]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    This post doesn't change anything that I've posted.
    It should. Like gravity, it's not that debatable.

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    Re: Freedom of Religion vs the Mandate to Evolve [W 65]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Gosh, stuff like this must REALLY piss you off then. Right?

    School visit to mosque decried - The Boston Globe
    That he felt he had to apologize? Bothersome. But I'm not sure what you're thinking here.

    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.

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    Re: Freedom of Religion vs the Mandate to Evolve [W 65]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That he felt he had to apologize? Bothersome. But I'm not sure what you're thinking here.
    Teaching religion in school and promoting it by having students pray. You can't be that thick can you?

    So let me get this straight, you are dead set against mentioning the creationist theory in school as another extremely popular theory, even with the teacher explaining the differences between the two theories, yet you are okay with a teacher taking students to a religious temple of sorts to pray during school hours? OMG, that tells me everything I need to know about you. You certainly aren't worth the time of arguing with anymore because it's obvious that you hold a kind of bigotry for Christianity.
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    Re: Freedom of Religion vs the Mandate to Evolve [W 65]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Teaching religion in school and promoting it by having students pray. You can't be that thick can you?

    So let me get this straight, you are dead set against mentioning the creationist theory in school as another extremely popular theory, even with the teacher explaining the differences between the two theories, yet you are okay with a teacher taking students to a religious temple of sorts to pray during school hours? OMG, that tells me everything I need to know about you. You certainly aren't worth the time of arguing with anymore because it's obvious that you hold a kind of bigotry for Christianity.
    It's fine in the context of religion. A comparative religion class is just fine. Teaching it as science, not so much. Religion isn't science.


    Oh, and it's not two scientific theories. It's one theory and one belief. Two different things.

    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.

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    Re: Freedom of Religion vs the Mandate to Evolve [W 65]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It's fine in the context of religion. A comparative religion class is just fine. Teaching it as science, not so much. Religion isn't science.


    Oh, and it's not two scientific theories. It's one theory and one belief. Two different things.
    Look, I know you're elderly, but please try to follow along. I never said it should be taught in science class.

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    Re: Freedom of Religion vs the Mandate to Evolve [W 65]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Look, I know you're elderly, but please try to follow along. I never said it should be taught in science class.
    Not senile just yet. But there's no reason to compare the two if you're not entering the science class.

    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.

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    Re: Freedom of Religion vs the Mandate to Evolve [W 65]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not senile just yet. But there's no reason to compare the two if you're not entering the science class.
    I don't believe you because I never said that either. I said they should mention other theories in school too. That is all. Going to a mosque and praying actually IS promoting a religion. I think you must be getting confused if it isn't senility.

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