Comments: Federal judge rules Cobb schools' "evolution disclaimer" stickers unconstitutional

Open mindedness, studying things carefully and critical thinking are now unconstitutional?

Posted by Steven J. Kelso Sr. at January 13, 2005 01:25 PM

I don't get it. Evolution is a theory since there are not any good ways to prove it inconclusively. However, it's a pretty damn good theory. I don't get how rejecting the theory of evolution means you believe in creationism.

disclaimer: I believe in G-d, but there are obvious similarities among species which cannot be ignored. I do not believe that Genesis is the be all and end all of the emergence of humanity.

Posted by david at January 14, 2005 06:36 AM

Uh, David. Everything was created by the same Guy dude.

Posted by Steven J. Kelso Sr. at January 14, 2005 07:10 AM

Why'd they need a sticker? My textbook called it the "theory of evolution". And it's never going to go beyond that, especially since we've found all sorts of kinks in the process.

It's kinda like Newton's law of gravity. Sure, it's not the "entire truth", but you can teach Newtonion physics to grade schoolers, while the theory of relativity is quite a bit more complicated.

And I think the whole argument moot, because I consider evolution to be a statement of the current operation of the world, not the start.

There are all sorts (scientific) theories for the creation of life, but nothing conclusive.

Steven - The stickers were a "Wink Wink Nudge Nudge Know what I mean". I can see teaching the theory of evolution in that it explains animal breeding programs, optimization in nature.

My short evolution statement: Parents pass characteristics on to their offspring. Those with superior survival & breeding characteristics tend to be the ones to survive & breed, therefore those characteristics tend to survive in a species, while characteristics negative to breeding & survival tend to die off. When a new characteristic is introduced through whatever means, it is weighed the same as existing ones. If it is good, it will tend to spread through the generations, if it is bad it will tend to be eliminated.

Now, does that say anything about the creation of life?

Uh, dude, how did the one guy do it? How much of genisis is a metaphor? I don't think that the dinosaurs were a joke.

Posted by Firethorn at January 14, 2005 11:00 AM

Might I suggest an economical solution to your sticker problem. Perhaps you could gather the students who do not want the evolution theory in there text book and tear out the pages? Perhaps in front a few cameras (might I suggest FOX news?)A political protest that saves the taxpayers money...

Posted by Kathy at January 14, 2005 04:16 PM
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