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Postby ERS » Fri May 06, 2005 3:55 pm

Anyone keeping up on the 'trial' of evolution in Kansas? I say 'trial' because I think they are trying to emulate the Scopes format--however, without the judge and all that.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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Postby MrMistery » Fri May 06, 2005 7:28 pm

Never heard of this. What are doing exactly?
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Postby mith » Fri May 06, 2005 8:17 pm

banning evolution/teaching creationism probably
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Postby thank.darwin » Sun May 08, 2005 4:57 pm

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Postby clarence » Sun May 29, 2005 9:26 am

It is the U.S. District Court decision in which "balanced treatment" for creationism and evolution in Arkansas public school science classrooms was ruled unconstitutional. It is titled "McLean v. Arkansas Board of Education". From the court decision,

"Pursuant to the Court's Memorandum Opinion filed this date, the defendants and each of them and all their servants and employees are hereby permanently enjoined from implementing in any manner Act 590 ['Public schools within this State shall give balanced treatment to creation-science and to evolution-science.'] of the Acts of Arkansas of 1981. It is so ordered this January 5, 1982"

Here's a link to the documentations of the court case.
http://www.antievolution.org/projects/mclean/new_site/index.htm
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Postby mith » Sun May 29, 2005 1:48 pm

but this one isn't in kansas though....
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Postby clarence » Sun May 29, 2005 4:15 pm

I didn't notice that. But the post is still good anyway, about court decisions on evolution.
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Postby makedonec07 » Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:46 am

It doesn't make sense how our education system can take out teaching fact to our students and teach them that evolution is a theory of a similar sort to creationism. Boggles my mind... :?
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:22 am

Evolution is a theory, but it has been been proved to be true. Electrons are a theory: no one has ever seen them
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Postby mith » Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:00 pm

Oh it's not proved, as my esteemed teacher(she got one thing right :D) told us, data supports a theory, nothing is ever proved. Cuz science is ever changing.

That said, evolution is one of the backbone theories and probably will not change very much, and changes will come in the form of additions such as when darwininian evolution became the synthetic theory of evolution.
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Postby Poison » Sat Jun 04, 2005 4:17 pm

MrMistery wrote:Evolution is a theory, but it has been been proved to be true.


There are some parts that are not proved and cannot be explained. ( I can not remeber now but I know that there are.) Hope some day those parts will be clear too.
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:29 pm

Ok, i was wrong. But, on the contrary to what some creationists claim, the evidence in support of evolution is incredible
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