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davidannis

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The Florida Legislature has passed a bill to protect teachers that promote alternatives to the theory of evolution.  More information on my website at Teach The controversy or here NPR story

David
 


Posts: 1 | Posted: 11:06 AM on April 29, 2008 | IP
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Um, according to the NPR story, nothing's been passed through the legislature yet...

[Edit:] Holy balls. The author of the OP has to be a parody. His website opposes Heliocentrism. :S

(Edited by EntwickelnCollin 4/29/2008 at 11:49 AM).


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http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007/08/wow_1.php
http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007/08/a_triumphant_beginning.php
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Posts: 729 | Posted: 11:44 AM on April 29, 2008 | IP
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I gotta ask,

What scientific alternative exists that actually has evidence?
 


Posts: 136 | Posted: 3:46 PM on April 29, 2008 | IP
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I gotta answer... none!  There are no credible scientific alterntives to evolution that explain life on earth.  That's why no credible scientist doubts it.  Pure and simple fact.
 


Posts: 1460 | Posted: 6:36 PM on April 29, 2008 | IP
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Quote from davidannis at 10:06 AM on April 29, 2008 :
The Florida Legislature has passed a bill to protect teachers that promote alternatives to the theory of evolution.  More information on my website at Teach The controversy or here NPR story

David


Florida needs, lots of housekeepers to take care of the residences of people moving in from more advanced states.

Oh, your website missed a link:


Fixedearth.com

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Pogge:” This is the volume of a sphere with a 62 kilometer (about 39 miles) radius, which is considerably smaller than the 2,000 mile radius of the Earth.”
Wikipedia:” For Earth, the mean radius is 6,371.009 km(≈3,958.761 mi; ≈3,440.069 nmi).”
Wisp to Lester (on Pogge): Do you admit he was wrong about the basics?
Lester: No

 


Posts: 1747 | Posted: 8:22 PM on April 29, 2008 | IP
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OK - I read the article posted by David and I would like to point out some obvious flaws.

Florida state rep Alan Hays makes a statement directed at critics of the 'Academic Freedom' bill:
"What are you afraid of?" Hays asked. "Are you afraid that our students are going to learn how to critically analyze a theory?"

It is apparent that Rep Hays is scientifically illiterate if he thinks that Creationism offers a valid scientific alternative to Evolution.  I challenge anyone to present hard evidence, supported by the scientific method, that proves Creationism as presented by the Bible.  

Here's another disingenuous statement in the article:
Florida's House passed the bill by a wide margin Monday. It requires teachers to provide students with "a thorough presentation and scientific critical analysis" of the theory of evolution.

What that analysis would be isn't clear. But proponents say it would have to be scientific, not religious.


I have nothing against critical analysis of scientific theories... as long at the analysis follows the scientific method of presenting supporting scientific evidence for an alternate explanation.  But Creationism can't supply any scientific evidence supporting its claims.  It's another transparent attempt by the DI to get religion (fundamentalist Christianity) into the classroom. Pure and simple.


 


Posts: 1460 | Posted: 09:09 AM on April 30, 2008 | IP
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Actually, this bill did NOT pass in Florida.  It was submitted, but then was wisely voted down by the Florida state legislatures.  Here is the link with the details.

http://www.ncseweb.org/resources/news/2008/FL/739_antievolution_bills_dead_in_fl_5_3_2008.asp


 


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