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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:29 am    Post subject: [flatearth] TX searching for “another side” to evolution Reply with quote

Other than the humidity, this is the one thing preventing me from considering Texas as a viable option.

Texas school board searching for “another side” to theory of evolution
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meh. That lady is just a lone voice in the wilderness.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you missed the other TX school board stories, about text books, etc.? I wish it were a lone voice.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bible belt is going to need lap band surgery if these wacky views continue to be promoted by elected officials.

Still, the number of urban legends that the majority of people seem to regard as fact is a worry. To disprove their notions is often an uphill struggle since even after proof is offered they slide back to their old way of thinking. It's almost as if they were programmed to revert...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
The bible belt is going to need lap band surgery if these wacky views continue to be promoted by elected officials.
Unfortunately, they'll need more than that... it spreads like cancer.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just can't get away from crazy. You have the religious nutters attacking evolution, and the leftist nutters attacking history, logic, reason, civics, literature, and the culture writ large.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Religious nutters are awfully fond of rewriting history, are required by dogma to shun logic and reason, and their idea of culture is a good ol' fashioned book burnin'.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OT
sikpuppy wrote:
To disprove their notions is often an uphill struggle ....
Which reminds me of Sisyphus which leads to the question: Was he banned? Haven't seen him in a while.
/OT

I'm always amazed by evolution. It's a very elegant theory and explains quite a lot. On the other hand, if you think that earth is only about 6000 years old, you have to have an intelligent designer. 6000 years is not enough for all this evolution to happen.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Which reminds me of Sisyphus which leads to the question: Was he banned? Haven't seen him in a while.


I just assumed the admins finally woke up to what a disaster he was. He should have been perma banned years ago... especially when he started cyber-stalking BK and posting his RL info here. That is never cool.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
Have you missed the other TX school board stories, about text books, etc.? I wish it were a lone voice.


indeed. Lone it is not.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know, only recently I watched the first episode of The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon went back home to his mother in TX after his friends had meddled with his experiment on the north pole and said he would now teach evolution to Texans.
This wouldn't be funny if there wasn't at least some truth in the cliché that creationism is abundant in TX.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clad in Sky wrote:
This wouldn't be funny if there wasn't at least some truth in the cliché that creationism is abundant in TX.
Well, the perception has to be true for the target audience. From anecdotal evidence, it seems like the vast majority fit the stereotype.
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