Friday, March 11, 2011

Since the Scopes Monkey Trial 86 years ago Tennessee still hasn't grown up.

I wrote the following comments at the Tennessee news website:

"Although the Butler Act was repealed in 1967"

Not until 1967 did Tennessee throw out a law that banned the teaching of a basic scientific fact. Even more disgraceful is it's 2011 and Tennessee still hasn't grown up.

The problem is religion which makes people stupid. Christianity and all other cults should have been thrown out a long time ago. Supernatural beliefs are good for nothing but ignorance, violence, and slowing down human progress. Enough is enough. Get rid of religious insanity now.

MTSUPsych wrote "The last time I checked Evolution is a theory, just a theory."

MTSUPsych, the last time I checked the National Academy of Sciences' definition of "theory" makes it the highest level of understanding in science. Perhaps you should read their definition so next time you don't make a fool out of yourself.

In science, a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that can incorporate facts, laws, inferences, and tested hypotheses. The contention that evolution should be taught as a "theory, not as a fact" confuses the common use of these words with the scientific use. In science, theories do not turn into facts through the accumulation of evidence. Rather, theories are the end points of science. They are understandings that develop from extensive observation, experimentation, and creative reflection. They incorporate a large body of scientific facts, laws, tested hypotheses, and logical inferences. In this sense, evolution is one of the strongest and most useful scientific theories we have.
-- National Academy of Sciences

The same uneducated person wrote "It is not unreasonable to teach kids both sides of the story"

According to you biology teachers should be required to teach both science (evolution) and your childish supernatural fantasies.

That won't work mister because it's unconstitutional and most importantly biology teachers would never agree to lie to their students about science. Perhaps you should take your theocracy to Iran. You don't belong in America.

Creation science has not entered the curriculum for a reason so simple and so basic that we often forget to mention it: because it is false, and because good teachers understand exactly why it is false. What could be more destructive of that most fragile yet most precious commodity in our entire intellectual heritage -- good teaching -- than a bill forcing honorable teachers to sully their sacred trust by granting equal treatment to a doctrine not only known to be false, but calculated to undermine any general understanding of science as an enterprise?
-- Stephen Jay Gould

confirmednutcase, In the future know what you're talking about before writing about science.

It's virtually impossible to find a biologist anywhere in the world who doesn't call evolution the strongest basic fact of science. Look it up. Biologists say the evidence for evolution is overwhelming because the evidence is overwhelming. You don't know anything about that evidence because you're too busy making a fool out of yourself on news websites.

The same Liar-For-Jeebus wrote "the debate has not ended"

What debate could you possibly be talking about? Evolution has been an established truth for more than a century and today the evidence is more powerful than ever. There is no bloody debate and I wish you science-deniers would stop being pathological liars.

goldleafone wrote "Clarence Darrow became a minute after he died."

Nice wishful thinking, goldleafone. If you weren't superstitious you would know Clarence Darrow became worm food one minute after he died. But like the terrorists you love your childish heaven and hell fantasies.

Also, like the terrorists you're an uneducated science-denier. You go out of your way to know nothing about evolutionary biology because you don't want to make your dead Jeebus cry.

2meter wrote "it denies the government the prerogative of defining the truth and protects individual teachers in their ability to explore the truth."

You don't get it mister. What the science deniers like you want is to make incompetence legal. People like you want to let biology teachers who know nothing about science teach their religious fantasies instead.

Governments don't define what's a scientific fact. Scientific evidence is the reason some ideas are accepted as fact. The idea that all life evolved from a common ancestor is today the strongest basic fact of science because of massive evidence you know nothing about. You know nothing.

Try growing up and educating yourself about science. Or would that make your dead Jeebus cry?

morriscat2 wrote "The problem is, we all die, and Miss Hedy cannot gurantee your eternity. If I were you, I would keep my insurance policy current and keep believing in the Lord."

It's interesting that you uneducated superstitious Christians have the exact same fantasies the terrorists have. Like you the terrorists prefer supernatural magic instead of 21st century science. Like you the terrorists believe in the magical heaven that makes terrorism possible. You should be ashamed of yourself but like the terrorists you're too cowardly to grow up.

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