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Should Math Be Taught in Schools?

((Sad to say, this parody is hardly exaggerated at all. A few of the answers are almost verbatim to the actual answers of the Miss USA contestants to "Should Evolution Be Taught in Schools." Go watch that video on YouTube and see for yourself)).

(((There are days I think I am living in the world of Kornbluth's "Marching Morons." Just look at reality TV, and remember the hit show in his story)))

(((I am vastly pleased that the eventual Miss USA winner, and GAME OF THRONES fan, does "believe in evolution." And presuambly in math as well))).



Jul. 9th, 2011 12:16 pm (UTC)
Xmalanthax – you do realise that that article is, and there’s no polite way of putting this, utter drivel? It’s nothing more than a piece of trashy creationist propaganda, published on a creationist site, that’s designed to win-over the gullible. It’s full of misinformation, outright lies and every logical fallacy going. Seriously, how can you read stuff like that and not question the details? Eg. on the way evolution works:

“…To illustrate just how hopeless it is, imagine this: on the ground are all the materials needed to build a house (nails, boards, shingles, windows, etc.). We tie a hammer to the wagging tail of a dog and let him wander about the work site for as long as you please, even millions of years. The swinging hammer on the dog is as likely to build a house as mutation-natural selection is to make a single new working part in an animal”

And another beauty:

“The whole process is random trial and error, without direction. So every plant and animal, living or fossil, should be covered inside and out with useless growths and have parts under construction.”

Whaaaaat!!!! Some dim-wit obviously wasn’t listening in primary-school science class, or maybe they were home-schooled by bible-thumping parents. I note that they’ve even come up with their own theory to replace plate tectonics (they think it explains the flood)! Please, go and read some independent literature, not articles written by people who worship sky pixies. You have to remember that all those hundreds of thousands of real scientists would just love to find a chink in evolution’s armour, they would be made for life and go down in history. The fact that they can’t fault it speaks volumes.

With regard to your list of creationist scientists, and my other post, I have to ask how many Steves are on that list? ;-)


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