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filthy
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Posted - 03/20/2010 :  04:30:22  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here we go again:
Creationism in Connecticut
By Richard B. Hoppe on March 20, 2010 12:13 AM | 6 Comments | No

Mike Zimmerman, founder of the Clergy Letter Project, has a post on HuffPo calling attention to a situation in a public school district in Connecticut where a new creationist school board member, Chester Harris, met with science teachers. In the Hartford Courant newspaper article on Harris is quoted as saying

“I sort of got stuck on one thing with [the science teachers], which was basically the teaching of evolution in the schools and how it tends to ride roughshod over the fact that various religions – Christian, Hebrew, Muslim – hold a theistic world view,” Harris said one morning during a break from his job driving a school van. “Evolution is basically an assumption that there is no God.”

Right. Just what Connecticut needs: A school bus driver leaning on science teachers about evolution in aid of the Abrahamic religions.

I'm not sure how a bus driver has the qualifications for board membership in the first place, but evidently, this one seriously lacks them.

If'n them young'uns didn't have no cooties before, they'll be bound to get 'em now.




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Creationism in Connecticut “Evolution is basically an assumption that there is no God.”


Epic FAIL!


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filthy
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Posted - 03/20/2010 :  07:19:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by The Rat

Creationism in Connecticut “Evolution is basically an assumption that there is no God.”


Epic FAIL!


And Creationism is an assumption that there is.

No matter how eloquently you speak; no matter how loudly you speak and how diligently you mine quotes; no matter how bloody your knees get from kneeling in the prayer closet, you cannot change a fact.

But that little inconvenience has never stopped them from trying, has it?




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

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and Crypto-Communist!

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