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Go to: Colorado Approves Prayer during Legislative Session

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As the economy grows more worse for the working American, and what little they had in perks diminishes, in one thing the financial lords know not to take away but use against their victims - Jesus. While the hypocrites stand with eyes closed and fervently offer invocations, the exploited think, oh he or she is person of faith, they'll do the right thing. After the amens, the Marshall is given today's list of evictions, and he is told that his pension is no longer unstainable. Praise Jesus.

Sun, 27 Feb 2011 18:42:43 UTC | #596992

Go to: High School Biology Teachers in U.S. Reluctant to Endorse Evolution in Class, Study Finds

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The problem that exists in America is one of critical thinking. The last decades have been aimed at entertaining people rather than informing or aiding in how they come to know the world. Perception is taken as seriously as facts and popular superstitions are entertained as seriously as the discovery of the human genome. Secondary schools are micro managed by politically based school boards where not only science is attenuated, but also literature. The result is what happened last night when I was tutoring my 12 year old niece. Her assignment was to mark the persons who aided in forming the atomic model. Not only was her knowledge concerning atoms sketchy, she was unaware of the most basic fact, that substances such as iron or copper do not have copper or iron atoms, but atoms in different arrangements. The trivialization of science has more to do with evolution not being understood than religious extremism. To fully grasp the magnificence of evolution is to be well versed in the disciplines of biology, chemistry, and geology - all woefully taught as separate and unrelated subjects in middle and secondary schools.

Fri, 28 Jan 2011 17:53:23 UTC | #585342

Go to: Astrologers angered by stars

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Shouldn't the astrologers foreseen that such a game changing event was, well in the stars????

Mon, 24 Jan 2011 17:46:49 UTC | #583565

Go to: Despite evolution debate, LA to get new H.S. biology books

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The power struggle that creationists insist must be waged in school boards and classrooms is at heart of separation of church and state. Sex Ed, prayer, and how science is taught is a threat to the autocracy of fundamentalist dogma. The subjects are the huge hot potatoes that politicians fear have lobbed at them and will often waffle. Even Literature is not safe when a committee decides if the book has value and will not offend. Why are Darwin, Twain, and Vonnegut such flash points? They expose superstition and willful devotion to ignorance without blinking and unapologetically. The first author uses cold reason and the other two use laughter, which is the most feared among the ignorant, who then claim humanism as arrogance.

Mon, 17 Jan 2011 15:52:12 UTC | #579800

Go to: Earth's Rotation Changes Zodiac Signs

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As a former Scorpion with a Mercury retrograde, I have come to doubt the veracity of Ptolemy's heavenly perfect spheres. Is there any reliable information as when the earth will stop spinning and then fulfill the prophecy of the Final Rinse Cycle?

Sat, 15 Jan 2011 17:35:16 UTC | #578902

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