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Go to: Astrophysicist Jennifer Wiseman to Lead AAAS Effort to Build Religion-Science Dialogue

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This won't work for two reasons. 1) The mere act of discussing the science-religion "interface" with religious persons creates the illusion of legitimacy, which is all they care about. 2) The scientists involved are far too removed from the day-to-day classroom situation in which this issue arises. They don't have to deal with it and they can't fix it.

Updated: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 00:53:04 UTC | #481012

Go to: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

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@spinoza (#414297)

I teach college in the U.S. Trust me...America IS that stupid.

Sat, 12 Sep 2009 21:06:00 UTC | #396395

Go to: Christian right aims to change history lessons in Texas schools

heafnerj's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by heafnerj a way, I favor this. Imagine describing all the problems religion brings to society. Better to do it in a history class than a science class.

Wed, 22 Jul 2009 14:50:00 UTC | #381453

Go to: Hardball: Christopher Hitchens vs Ken Blackwell on the US Being a Christian Nation

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Blackwell was merely playing stupid to appease his target audience, fundamentalists who are too stupid to do their own research. Didn't you note his cheesy smile throughout the "interview?" He knew exactly what he was doing, and he was playing by the fundie script.

Fri, 29 May 2009 15:45:00 UTC | #365924

Go to: Measles outbreak 'worst in years'

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Probably because most "exemptions" from childhood vaccinations are due to the parents' religious beliefs.

Wed, 20 May 2009 11:18:00 UTC | #362114

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