Theory or fact?

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Registered: 06-22-2003
Theory or fact?
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Mon, 11-08-2004 - 9:13am
I found this interesting.

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20041107/D8679FG80.html

What is wrong with pointing out that the THEORY of evolution is just that a theory?

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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: jeanettar
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 9:53am

I read this is the paper and start cracking up.

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Registered: 03-20-2003
In reply to: jeanettar
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 9:56am
I don't see a problem with the stickers -- they are not advocating any one belief system -- just telling people to use their heads.

 

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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: jeanettar
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 10:12am
I see nothing wrong with the stickers and see no way it has anything to do with religion.

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Registered: 10-19-2004
In reply to: jeanettar
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 12:20pm
ita...believe it or not, I grew up in the Parochial Schools and evolution was never dismissed, there was always the open claim of theory and evolution. With that said, however, we were reminded almost daily that evolution is not the form of life that Christ created for us.
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Registered: 11-20-2003
In reply to: jeanettar
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 3:34pm
I accept the theory of evolution as a plausible option, and my pastor says that this fits within the realm of acceptable interpretations of God's creation.

That said, I can't see what the problem is with those stickers. When I was in school, we had a unit on the origins of life, and all the different models, including creationism and evolution, were presented and each were described as a theory, with the teacher saying, obviously we don't know and we can never know with certainty. I thought that covered it pretty darned well, and this was from one of those east coast liberal states everyone thinks is out to 'kill God'.

Going back to my thread on moderatism, it's these kind of lawsuits and attacks that make a more liberal moderate message hard to present. Do these people really have nothing better to do???

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Registered: 08-27-2004
In reply to: jeanettar
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 3:58pm
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ITA... this is why so many conservatives find it difficult to listen to anything a liberal says. Not fair, I admit, but this is the message that "liberals" are sending.

btw.. before I totally get slammed for posting this... I am now aware that not ALL liberals fall into this category, and I appreciate the moderate viewpoints expressed on this board.

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Registered: 09-23-2004
In reply to: jeanettar
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 6:14pm
The stickers read: "This textbook contains material on evolution. Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered."

---quoted from article linked on post #1.

There is nothing in this that says creationism. What is the big deal? It is advocating critical thinking. Is that a bad thing?

KathyB

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Registered: 10-08-2004
In reply to: jeanettar
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 9:30pm
What's wrong with that picture? I'm not even religious and I think that evoloution is only a theory. Some people are just so into seperation of church and state that they go overboard. I don't want religion shoved down my throat either, but these people shouldn't have anything against keeping an open mind.
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Registered: 03-20-2003
In reply to: jeanettar
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 9:44pm


I think any person who wants to better understand other people needs to keep their ears open - regardless of that person's politics.

 

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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: jeanettar
Tue, 11-09-2004 - 7:36am

Some people are just so into seperation of church and state that they go overboard


exactly





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