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Product of Evolution Donating Member (163 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 04:33 PM
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Personally, I'm more threatened by Georgia's proposed science curriculum
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 04:42 PM
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1. Yep, scares this Georgian
Edited on Sat Feb-14-04 04:44 PM by Jim4Wes
But this is a problem in the whole country too. This is a country where the majority does not believe in the Theory of Evolution.

:wtf:

edit:added the smiley
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 05:27 PM
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3. I agree it is scary,
but I really don't think the majority of people don't believe in the Theory of Evolution....What makes you think that? Do you have numbers?
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 05:50 PM
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4. I saw a poll on it
a month or so ago. I'll see if I can find anything on it.
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 05:52 PM
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5. Here are some numbers
http://www.phatnav.com/wiki/wiki.phtml?title=Evolution_Poll

Here are the some of the results of a 1999 Gallup poll on creationism, evolution, and public education:

* 4% of Americans had no opinion (down from 9% in 1982)
* 47% believe that God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so
* 49% believe that human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life.

Of that latter 49%, four fifths (40% of total) believe that God guided the process, and one fifth (9% of total) believe that God had no part in the process. Thus, 87% believe that a supreme being created humans either directly or indirectly.
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 07:14 PM
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7. But that is a little different from saying
most people don't believe int the theory of evolution. On another thread here, a week or so ago, a poster (and i apologize, I don't remember who) said "God is why, science is how". That is pretty much how I feel. Evolution happened. There is no doubt in my mind. But it did not happen by accident. The guidance of the entity that is God does not deny the theory of evolution.

I will admit to a little surprise that it is that close...That is scary.
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Leilani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 04:44 PM
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2. I agree with you
Also, the loss of science researchers to other countries, because we can't do stem cell research here.
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 06:11 PM
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6. God Created Evolution
In "god" image, the human person, body and form is the living sacred temple of awareness. The thoughts that it thinks are products of the chemistry of its life, and from that sea of amoebic stupidity, arises the wise inquisitor of this "god" thing... and what is really real ALL the time... that death is absolute, and that it is unknown.

Then this inquisitor of god's image discovers the laws of survival. This same inquisitor knows that overpopulation skews animal studies and that natural selection in a time of war, is, like an oversupply of some blood cells, killing the host by defending it.

The teaching of creationism is the pinnacle of natural selection removing georgia from the healthy part of the herd. Evolution changed not a bit, rather just the words in books.
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