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Discussion in 'Science' started by Helen, Dec 31, 2004.
What are evolutionists so afraid of if they are so sure they are right?
I'm shocked. That's a very big surprise. Did you read that in the act, Helen, or did someone just tell you it was in there?
I'm sure all of us would like to see it, especially the part that says that 10-year-olds will be forced to believe and defend evolution.
I'm guessing someone lied to you about this.
Incidentally, Gallup has been polling Americans for several decades. In 2004, for the first time, a majority rather than a mere plurality of Americans accept that humans developed from other organisms.
Which of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin and development of human beings?
1) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process,
2) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process,
3) God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so?
51% chose (1) or (2) Only 45% chose (3)
It's slow progress, but it's progress.
If you did not notice, Galatian, I quoted the entire article there. I'm sure you are free to check it yourself.
So you don't actually know it's true? It sounds pretty fishy, doesn't it?
I'll bet you a Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookie that it doesn't say anything of the sort.
As you probably know, the state of Texas requires that 8th graders learn about evolutionary theory.
My practice is to tell them that they are not required to believe anything that violates their religious beliefs, but the law says that they must understand what the theory says.
I tell them that they can write in big letters:
"I DON'T BELIEVE ANY OF THIS!" on their papers, and there will be no repercussions. Few of them actually do it, but some take some comfort in knowing that they can.
I would not comply with a law that required students to believe and defend anything at all. I will continue my practice, regardless of what the law says, until they remove me.
I suspect that will never be an issue. What do you think?
If you find out whether the allegation is true or false, I would very much appreciate hearing about it.