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02-20-2013, 03:49 PM #41
it's an educated guess
02-20-2013, 04:09 PM #42
02-20-2013, 04:22 PM #43
02-20-2013, 07:20 PM #44
I for one have an equally large grin on my face when either someone is stating facts about human evolution or creationism or intelligent design or Genesis.
or when someone says they have proof of god or proof that there is no god.
equality is equality and trying to give science an edge over religion, or religion an edge over science in no more equal than giving race an edge over social class, or gender an edge over age, it makes no sense.
the sciences are awesome and should be taught for all they are worth and constantly updated to reflect new finding, theories, and hypothesis.
but religion is awesome as well and should be explored for all that they are not just shunned because of the way they have been used by some throughout time.
religion has been there since the beginning and to think it does not play an important role is just playing it short, there is a reason why it is so old and why so many believe, and the reason is not stupidity, fear, or lack of education.
02-21-2013, 12:16 AM #45
02-21-2013, 09:04 AM #46
tom, it is more like finding a piece of what may be a Roman coin in your backyard and claiming there must have been a Roman settlement there. when in fact there is just as much chance that the last person who owned your home buried it there, or a traveler from the past dropped it there, or it is not Roman at all. Now you have rewriiten history based on a single find of a single piece of something that may or may not be a roman coin.
o.tungenesis, 6 million years = 1 fossil
ardi, 4.4 million years = 17 fossils
anamesis, 4.1 million years, 1 fossil
anamesis, 4 million years, 1 fossil
afarensis, 3.6 million years, fossilized footprints, no fossils
so in 2.5 million years we have 20 fossils and this is the basis for proof of human evolution? no, but nothing wrong with an educated guess, until is is presented as fact.
02-21-2013, 10:12 AM #47
Second, that's not what I've said at all. I'm saying something shouldn't be taught as fact. 2+2=4 is a fact. Evolution is an educated guess that gets peddled as absolute fact. I'm not even certain what you're on about, honestly.
02-21-2013, 10:27 AM #48
02-21-2013, 10:42 AM #49
I'd link you to my high school experiences, but I'm not certain how to copy/paste memories.
02-21-2013, 02:26 PM #50