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Go to: Atheism as extremism

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Do you think Rageh he has misunderstood?

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 17:46:00 UTC | #435108

Go to: The Richard Dawkins - Thunderf00t discussion

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Maybe I have a better sound card or something but the audio was not as bad as some complain about.

I found it an interesting talk between two people I admire.

I didn't see it as an interview more of a chat about things TF wanted to talk about with RD.

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 23:00:00 UTC | #427838

Go to: Michelle Malkin: Atheists Should Be Treated Like ''Trolls''

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That is a news channel?

I ask as an Brit...I thought things were going bad here!

Wed, 25 Nov 2009 22:58:00 UTC | #416848

Go to: Evolution and history compulsory

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I've been doing the same with my 6 and 4 year old. I think it's just the culmination of lots of little bits at a time. A fact here or there.

looking at/talking about body plans and bones. Talking about chimps behaviour or whatever.

I have explained the process as simply as I can and the eldest has asked who the first human was and that was great for talking about a common ancestor.

We've also talked about the peppered moths and the camouflage issue. Just the art of conversation and not patronising them too much I'm hoping is moving them in the right direction. They get stuff.

After learning about Noah's ark at school we chatted and she soon realised when I pointed out all the different species there are that it's baloney!

Good luck, it's great fun...especially those times when you think of a great point but they'd rather talk about a pretty hair band or something!

Fri, 20 Nov 2009 22:46:00 UTC | #415219

Go to: Evolution and history compulsory

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As a teacher you can get away with not teaching something or in your own way fairly easily, but this will increase the amount of teachers overtly teaching natural selection and evolution, getting the message through to more kids at an earlier age.
A great thing.

Fri, 20 Nov 2009 20:14:00 UTC | #415197

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