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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:47 PM

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THOUSANDS of American school pupils are to be taught that the Loch Ness monster is real – in an attempt by religious teachers to disprove Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Pupils attending privately-run Christian schools in the southern state of Louisiana will learn from textbooks next year, which claim Scotland’s most famous mythological beast is a living creature.

Thousands of children are to receive publicly-funded vouchers enabling them to attend the schools – which follow a strict fundamentalist curriculum.

The Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) programme teaches controversial religious beliefs, aimed at disproving evolution and proving creationism.

Youngsters will be told that if it can be proved that dinosaurs walked the earth at the same time as man, then Darwinism is fatally flawed.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:48 PM

Wow, that's a good one. And I was hoping that maybe they would get a little more rational.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:08 PM

I believe God created the universe (and beyond), but even I can admit this curriculum is ridiculous.

Edited by Angel Left Wing, 28 June 2012 - 08:21 PM.


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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:31 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 28 June 2012 - 07:47 PM, said:

strict fundamentalist curriculum

Scarier words have never been spoken.

No wonder the majority of america is so stupid.

Edited by Imaginarynumber1, 28 June 2012 - 08:31 PM.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:15 PM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 28 June 2012 - 08:31 PM, said:

Scarier words have never been spoken.

No wonder the majority of america is so stupid.

Here's three more:

"Accelerated Christian Education" - creating the willfully ignorant faster than ever.


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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:20 PM

View PostArbenol68, on 28 June 2012 - 10:15 PM, said:

Here's three more:

"Accelerated Christian Education" - creating the willfully ignorant faster than ever.

You know, anymore you have to think that these people enjoy being stupid.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:40 PM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 28 June 2012 - 10:20 PM, said:

You know, anymore you have to think that these people enjoy being stupid.

There's definitely an element of people reveling in their own ignorance. Many folk are happy not to think about things too deeply. If there's a source of information they consider authoritative, then that's enough for them.

As an example, close family friends of ours are biblical literalists. They're great people in just about every way. But they refuse to consider that the Bible could be taken any other way then literally. When asked about evolution - they don't believe it. Ask them "what about dinosaurs?", the answer is "they lived at the same time as people". Even just a cursory glance at, and the most basic knowledge of science will tell you this is wrong. But they don't want to look. To do so would challenge their faith and nothing is worth that cost.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:49 PM

View PostArbenol68, on 28 June 2012 - 10:40 PM, said:

There's definitely an element of people reveling in their own ignorance. Many folk are happy not to think about things too deeply. If there's a source of information they consider authoritative, then that's enough for them.

As an example, close family friends of ours are biblical literalists. They're great people in just about every way. But they refuse to consider that the Bible could be taken any other way then literally. When asked about evolution - they don't believe it. Ask them "what about dinosaurs?", the answer is "they lived at the same time as people". Even just a cursory glance at, and the most basic knowledge of science will tell you this is wrong. But they don't want to look. To do so would challenge their faith and nothing is worth that cost.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:05 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 28 June 2012 - 07:47 PM, said:

A quick search will tell you the creature is mythological.  I wonder if some of it has to do with maintaining their numbers.  Are they afraid if they don't indoctrinate more aggressively, there will be none of them left soon?  I'm trying to come up with a theory of why they would employ such an obviously deceptive tactic.


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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:53 PM

That's kind of silly, using a mythical critter. They could have at least used Komodo Dragons for their dinosaur argument. But I guess Komodos aren't sea critters, and they needed a sea critter.

Geez, education is already bad enough without purposely teaching kids false information.


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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:37 PM

Not to mention the fact that the existence of the Loch Ness Monster wouldn't disprove evolution, but anyway.....

I've seen mention in a few articles recently that the groups throwing the most money at "monster hunts" right now are young earth creationist types.  Some of the monster shows on TV even feature them although they're somewhat clever in how they describe themselves.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:37 PM

Nessie ain't real?  pfft

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 28 June 2012 - 08:31 PM, said:

Scarier words have never been spoken.

No wonder the majority of america is so stupid.

It ain't just America and it ain't just those "crazy Christians".

I work in Personnel.  I read application forms from University Graduates who know not the difference between "there, their and they're"!!!!!

Keep lowering the bar in education and you reap what you sow.

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Edited by Eldorado, 29 June 2012 - 01:40 PM.


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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:51 PM

View PostEldorado, on 29 June 2012 - 01:37 PM, said:

Nessie ain't real?  pfft



It ain't just America and it ain't just those "crazy Christians".

I work in Personnel.  I read application forms from University Graduates who know not the difference between "there, their and they're"!!!!!

Keep lowering the bar in education and you reap what you sow.

:yes:

Don't get me started; I mange a university admissions office and some of the things we see from both prospective and current students are enough to make you chew you own hands off in despair.

Actually, some of the thing we see from academics aren't much better...

Edited by schizoidwoman, 29 June 2012 - 01:51 PM.


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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:54 PM

View PostEldorado, on 29 June 2012 - 01:37 PM, said:

Nessie ain't real?  pfft



It ain't just America and it ain't just those "crazy Christians".

I work in Personnel.  I read application forms from University Graduates who know not the difference between "there, their and they're"!!!!!

Keep lowering the bar in education and you reap what you sow.

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Well, hasn't the mantra from government over the last 13 years or so been 'everyone deserves to go to university no matter what their ability'
As you say, you reap what you sow. Even though previous governments have tried to create a false 'level playing field' people just arn't equal.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:26 PM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 28 June 2012 - 10:20 PM, said:

You know, anymore you have to think that these people enjoy being stupid.

Unfortunately there are alot of people on this planet who takes pride in being a psychopath.

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