Michele Joined The Race, and Debated?

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Michele Joined The Race, and Debated?
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Registered: 04-09-2006
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 12:38am
"Intelligent Design" is not a theory. That Ms. Bachmann thinks it is will not endear her to people anywhere on the political spectrum besides the far right.
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Registered: 11-13-2009
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 1:57am
All good questions. But I'm just learning about her and haven't formed much of an opinion. I was hoping I'd learn something from this thread, and so far I have.

 

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 8:31am

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Yes, that's a definite deal breaker for me because it means that person doesn't believe in logic, reason, or science.

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Registered: 04-02-2009
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 9:47am

It's not 'krats opinion.

 

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Registered: 11-27-2009
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 10:25am
Oh, it's absolutely a theory.
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Registered: 11-27-2009
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 10:39am
I'm curious, what have you learned. I was hoping for more conversation on her as well. I'm not really familiar with her, her presidential campaign website is not complete although her congress website offers some insight to her positions. So far here I've only read about the more sensationalistic issues that make it easy to be castigated on. Issues that in the end aren't really the major concerns of our country now. Considering her views match the Presidents fairly closely, I'm wondering what all the hub bub is about on that issue.
To be honest, what I'm learning is that what some people rather do is engage is pundit type rhetoric that honest discussion or debate.
Bachmann is a Christian, and her beliefs have absolutely influenced some of her political positions. That's a no brainer, but one would believe that only the right allows personal beliefs to influence political positions, and that's bull. It's so hard to get past what the media wants us to see and find the truth.
(When I use the word media I'm using it broadly to represent all forms of media that "report" on politics. I use the word "report" very loosely.)
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Registered: 05-03-2011
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 10:40am
Yes, intelligent design is a "theory" in the sense that it is a "guess" and unproved. Scientific theory is accepted as proven fact.
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Registered: 11-27-2009
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 10:49am
No, scientific theory is not accepted as proven fact.
There is a difference between fact and theory.

I'm not beholden to any theory on how life began on earth. As far as I can see there are more unanswered questions than answered ones. As I stated previously, allowing discussion on the two theories can be stimulating in the classroom, especially when kids are at an age where they no longer simply follow what parents tell them and what to investigate more on their own and develop their own opinions.
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Registered: 08-16-2005
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 10:59am
I saw her answer questions on the Sunday talk shows and whether or not someone agrees with her views, she was articulate and well-spoken. I thought some of her ideas on HC and the economy were good. Only time will tell. Currently, I have no idea who my Republican choice would be :)


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Registered: 05-03-2011
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 11:01am
<There is a difference between fact and theory. >>

Alright then. Not much I can say if you don't understand the difference between a theory and scientific theory.

http://www.wilstar.com/theories.htm

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