<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I was edumacated in Florida through the 50s and 60s and I was taught the theory of evolution throughout my science classes. It was never a problem.<p><hr></blockquote><p>You think you made it out alive from a scientific education which taught evolution in a substandard way but what about the rest of your class? Could there have been a budding molecular biologist which was never given a chance because she never saw the beauty and intricacy of evolution in practice? Were they teaching it on the same footing as creationism?<br><br><br>
part II<br><br><br>Somehow there is this unreasonable assertion that evolution is easy to understand. It is not. You need committed teachers who keep up with the literature. There is also another unreasonable assertion that the smart kid who would become a scientist is going to find the facts and find the truth. It just isn't so. Smart kids can be brainwashed just as easily as dumb kids. <br><br>The sad fact is that 50% of the US population believes in creation and not evolution. We are not even on the third world table as measured by science smarts. If it wasn't for Turkey we would be last.<br><br><br><br>
part III<br><br><br>It is a crime that we are sentencing kids to this stupid purgatory. It cuts the legs out from under them and it cuts the legs out from under our country. We cannot compete on the world stage with a stupid populace. Our economic engine is going to shut down as other countries which do know how to compete with biological technology start to blow us away.<br><br><br>
part IV<br><br><br>You cannot understand anything in biology if you cannot understand evolution. It's not some card trick you can just learn. You cannot do calculus if you cannot do long division. You may be able to fake it. You may be able to become a technician or a drone with a calculator but you cannot become a scientist and make new discoveries.<br><br><br><br><br>
It's OK, and actually it was more fun to read the way you wound up posting, more effective. But . . . rumor has it he can't hear you (which I'm finally starting to believe and am really good with).<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
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