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(Some NCSE)   Tennessee passes bill to set the stage for "Scopes Trial II: Controversy Boogaloo"   (ncse.com) divider line 252
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2012-03-21 12:18:20 PM  
I think it's time for a second Civil War, only this time it's to force the South to secede. If these backward-ass hicks want to regress into a new dark age, let them. I don't want these apes dragging down the rest of us with them.
 
2012-03-21 12:36:57 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-03-21 12:39:59 PM  
FTFA: Berke also objected that the bill would encourage inappropriate discussions of religious matters, saying, "If my children ask, 'How does that mesh with my faith?' I don't want their teacher answering that question."

Good point. There are academically qualified experts in religious studies. High school science teachers don't have those qualifications. There ought to be high school teachers who do.
 
2012-03-21 12:44:40 PM  
No matter how many times these dishonest morons get slapped down on this nonsense, they still try to force it on everyone.

Pathetic, really...
 
2012-03-21 01:05:19 PM  
There have been a LOT of "Tennessee legislature does something derpy" stories lately. It's because the TeaBaggers won a lot of seats last election when they were all the rage and are in there raising hell. Hopefully, the good people of Tennessee will get sick of it and vote the idiots back into the woods next time around.

Grew up across the river from Dayton. Everybody I knew thought Darrow was right and Scopes was a hero.
 
2012-03-21 01:07:45 PM  
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the derp
 
2012-03-21 01:30:18 PM  

MrBallou: It's because the TeaBaggers won a lot of seats last election when they were all the rage and are in there raising hell.


I assume they've balanced the State budget also.
 
2012-03-21 01:47:49 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: I think it's time for a second Civil War, only this time it's to force the South to secede. If these backward-ass hicks want to regress into a new dark age, let them. I don't want these apes dragging down the rest of us with them.


Fu*k that. Why give up all that land? We should convince them we are going to give them their very own state where they will have autonomous (wink wink) rule-- we could call it the state of Reservation-- and then we give them some blankets and start hunting Moon Pies to extinction and wipe them out over several generations as we move them to smaller and smaller reservations.
 
2012-03-21 01:49:30 PM  
Somehow, dragging in national celebrity lawyers and loads of press doesn't seem like the best 21st century economic stimulus plan to try, but it's y'all's state, and I admit it worked pretty well in the early 20th....
 
2012-03-21 02:04:14 PM  

mrshowrules: MrBallou: It's because the TeaBaggers won a lot of seats last election when they were all the rage and are in there raising hell.

I assume they've balanced the State budget also.


Hard to balance anything when you look like this
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2012-03-21 02:04:56 PM  
oh man, this is gonna be awesome
 
2012-03-21 02:06:49 PM  
What's wrong with a policy that allows teachers to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught? That's what teachers are supposed to do.
 
2012-03-21 02:07:42 PM  
www.teufelaffe.com
 
2012-03-21 02:08:39 PM  

SkinnyHead: What's wrong with a policy that allows teachers to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught? That's what teachers are supposed to do.


Because they should learn the established scientific facts before attempting to poke holes in them, derpatroid.
 
2012-03-21 02:09:40 PM  
From a linked through article:

The bill authorizing display of the Ten Commandments in public buildings - HB2658 - is sponsored by Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, who said it is in line with court rulings. In essence, courts have often declared displays of the biblical commandments unconstitutional standing along, but permissible as part of a display of "historic documents."

The bill authorizes all local governments to display "historic documents" and specifically lists the commandments as being included.

Hill said the bill will prevent city and county governments from "being intimidated any further by special interest groups" opposed to displaying of the Ten Commandments. It passed 93-9 and now goes to the Senate.


Oh, FFS!
 
2012-03-21 02:09:44 PM  
Ok who wants to start placing bets on which quotes Bevets will use? I will place 400 quatloos (spelling?) on quotes from Gould and St. Augustine and whoever said something like "creationists will have to speak louder...blah blah blah...denying students their right to free speech is grotesque."
 
2012-03-21 02:10:29 PM  

SkinnyHead: What's wrong with a policy that allows teachers to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught? That's what teachers are supposed to do.


That was my first thought. But then I realized it was a dog whistle.
 
2012-03-21 02:11:41 PM  
Well, TN, I am sure it was nice living in the first world while it lasted.
 
2012-03-21 02:12:10 PM  
It's 2012. And we're still arguing about this. We're f*cking doomed.
 
2012-03-21 02:12:11 PM  

Gergesa: Ok who wants to start placing bets on which quotes Bevets will use? I will place 400 quatloos (spelling?) on quotes from Gould and St. Augustine and whoever said something like "creationists will have to speak louder...blah blah blah...denying students their right to free speech is grotesque."


Give us a chance. Bevets hasn't finished sucking cocaine off my nipples yet.
 
2012-03-21 02:17:33 PM  
Mom... is that you?
There, there now. Just relax.
[pats a damp cloth on my forehead]
You've been asleep for almost nine hours now.
I had a horrible nightmare. I dreamed that I went... back in time. It was terrible.
Well... You're safe and sound now, back in good old 1912.
 
2012-03-21 02:19:40 PM  

SkinnyHead: What's wrong with a policy that allows teachers to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught? That's what teachers are supposed to do.


Nothing. Intelligent design and creationism are not scientific theories, however.
 
2012-03-21 02:20:40 PM  
Too much Wharrgarble..
 
2012-03-21 02:21:09 PM  

DarwiOdrade: SkinnyHead: What's wrong with a policy that allows teachers to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught? That's what teachers are supposed to do.

Nothing. Intelligent design and creationism are not scientific theories, however.


I think a more complete answer is "they do that already. It is called the scientific method."
 
2012-03-21 02:21:42 PM  
If man evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?

Case closed.

I said, CASE CLOSED!!!
 
2012-03-21 02:23:14 PM  
scienceblogs.com
 
2012-03-21 02:23:35 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: If man evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?

Case closed.

I said, CASE CLOSED!!!


If global warming is real, why can I see snow outside?

Case closed.

I said, CASE CLOSED!!!
 
2012-03-21 02:24:45 PM  
Let's seek the opinion of an expert....

www.theness.com
 
2012-03-21 02:24:45 PM  
Didn't Judge Snyder settle this by issuing a restraining order against creationism requiring it to stay 500 feet away from evolution at all times? Because I swear I remember that.
 
2012-03-21 02:25:49 PM  

CPennypacker: SkinnyHead: What's wrong with a policy that allows teachers to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught? That's what teachers are supposed to do.

Because they should learn the established scientific facts before attempting to poke holes in them, derpatroid.


Liberals who oppose this kind of policy see public schools as a way to train and indoctrinate students with their way of thinking. Conservatives who support this kind of policy see public schools as a way to educate students to think for themselves.
 
2012-03-21 02:26:45 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: If man evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?

Case closed.

I said, CASE CLOSED!!!


Monkey+banana+man hybrid.jpg
 
2012-03-21 02:27:44 PM  

SkinnyHead: CPennypacker: SkinnyHead: What's wrong with a policy that allows teachers to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught? That's what teachers are supposed to do.

Because they should learn the established scientific facts before attempting to poke holes in them, derpatroid.

Liberals who oppose this kind of policy see public schools as a way to train and indoctrinate students with their way of thinking. Conservatives who support this kind of policy see public schools as a way to educate students to think for themselves.


I'm not going to chase you around and around with the same arguments that have refuted all of your current and future points about this topic ad nauseum because its a waste of time. But then again, as a troll, wasting my time is pretty much your entire purpose, isn't it?
 
2012-03-21 02:27:47 PM  
www.gunaxin.com

"Brothers! Oh, brothers! We have all gathered here, to preserve our hallowed culture and heritage! We aim to pull evil up by the root, before it chokes out the flower of our culture and heritage! And our women, let's not forget those ladies, y'all. Looking to us for protection! From darkies, from Jews, from papists, and from all those smart-ass folks say we come descended from monkeys!"
 
2012-03-21 02:27:57 PM  

FlashHarry: [c.cslacker.com image 640x384]

90 years ago, motherfarkers!


In the 60s my dad was in Inherit the Wind and he said how back then he thought the play was going to fade into obscurity within his lifetime and be stuck in Community Theater purgatory for the next 100 years or so. Flash forward to 2003, he's in another production of it and for a local arts review in the Washington Post he's quoted as saying it's perhaps one of the most relevant pieces of American theater to this day and should be required reading for high school freshmen in every state.
 
2012-03-21 02:28:57 PM  
Alright, kids, it's now my job to teach you the theory of evolution. Now I for one think evolution is a bunch of bull crap, but I've been told I have to teach it anyway.

It was thought of by Charles Darwin and it goes something like this: In the beginning, we were all fish swimming around in the water. One day, a couple of fish had a retard baby. And the retard baby was different, so it got to live. So the retard fish goes on to make more retard babies, and then one day, a retard baby crawled out of the ocean with its mutant fish hands. And it had butt sex with a squirrel or something and made this retard frog squirrel.

And then that had a retard baby, which was a monkey-fish-frog. And then this monkey-fish-frog had butt sex with that monkey, and that monkey had a mutant retard baby that screwed another monkey, and that made you. So there you go - you're the retarded offspring of five monkeys that had butt sex with a fish squirrel. Congratulations.

/oblig
 
2012-03-21 02:29:23 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Let's seek the opinion of an expert....

[www.theness.com image 350x263]


www.theness.com

Crocoduck-duck wid da gin fizz suck-he gonna crocaduck-duck on one two three, n**ga!

*breakbeat*
 
2012-03-21 02:29:33 PM  

SkinnyHead: Liberals who oppose this kind of policy see public schools as a way to train and indoctrinate students with their way of thinking. Conservatives who support this kind of policy see public schools as a way to educate students to think for themselves.


deus-ex-machinima.net
 
2012-03-21 02:30:54 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: Didn't Judge Snyder settle this by issuing a restraining order against creationism requiring it to stay 500 feet away from evolution at all times? Because I swear I remember that.


The Dover decision did. Pretty scathing; well worth a read. (new window)
 
2012-03-21 02:30:59 PM  

KatjaMouse: In the 60s my dad was in Inherit the Wind and he said how back then he thought the play was going to fade into obscurity within his lifetime and be stuck in Community Theater purgatory for the next 100 years or so. Flash forward to 2003, he's in another production of it and for a local arts review in the Washington Post he's quoted as saying it's perhaps one of the most relevant pieces of American theater to this day and should be required reading for high school freshmen in every state.


I played Hornbeck in 2007. (community theater)
 
2012-03-21 02:31:01 PM  
www.aaanything.net

monkey bill
 
2012-03-21 02:31:07 PM  

SkinnyHead: Liberals who oppose this kind of policy see public schools as a way to train and indoctrinate students with their way of thinking. Conservatives who support this kind of policy see public schools as a way to educate students to think for themselves.


Liberals who oppose this kind of policy see that it will be used to promote non-scientific theories as science. Conservatives who support this kind of policy see it as a way to shoe-horn their religious and policy positions into public education.
 
2012-03-21 02:31:29 PM  
Jesus Christ, the collected news stories represented by today's Politics-tab headlines read like a manifesto for why America ought to commit suicide.

With this one as some sort of disgusting punchline.
 
2012-03-21 02:32:07 PM  

iaazathot: Well, TN, I am sure it was nice living in the first world while it lasted.


It was okay, but we still had to deal with these jackasses even while passing through the developed world.
 
2012-03-21 02:32:16 PM  

Thigvald the Big-Balled: Jesus Christ, the collected news stories represented by today's Politics-tab headlines read like a manifesto for why America ought to commit suicide.

With this one as some sort of disgusting punchline.



The day ain't over yet. XD
 
2012-03-21 02:32:17 PM  

SkinnyHead: What's wrong with a policy that allows teachers to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught? That's what teachers are supposed to do.



I know that I'm not supposed to feed the Troll, but Jesus are you dense...

Please explain the "scientific weaknesses" of any of these, and then go ahead and explain the "scientific strengths" of creationism, don't even need the weaknesses, just the strengths.
 
2012-03-21 02:32:55 PM  

SkinnyHead:

Liberals who oppose this kind of policy see public schools as a way to train and indoctrinate students with their way of thinking. Conservatives who support this kind of policy see public schools as a way to educate students to think for themselves.


Yeah, because teaching that some big Sky Daddy pointed at the earth and made everything exist encourages kids to think for themselves.
 
2012-03-21 02:32:55 PM  

SkinnyHead: CPennypacker: SkinnyHead: What's wrong with a policy that allows teachers to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught? That's what teachers are supposed to do.

Because they should learn the established scientific facts before attempting to poke holes in them, derpatroid.

Liberals who oppose this kind of policy see public schools as a way to train and indoctrinate students with their way of thinking. Conservatives who support this kind of policy see public schools as a way to educate students to think for themselves.


Well, then, we have to examine all creation theories from all cultures past and present, right? To do otherwise would be to narrow the students' minds.
 
2012-03-21 02:33:51 PM  

thamike: I played Hornbeck in 2007. (community theater)


He played Brady back in the 60s and then played Drummond in 2003. The guy who played Brady in that production was Drummond just a few years earlier and the two of them tried to convince the director that they should trade roles every night during the run. That didn't happen.
 
2012-03-21 02:33:59 PM  

Jake Havechek: Yeah, because teaching that some big Sky Daddy pointed at the earth and made everything exist encourages kids to think for themselves.


Skinnyhead was apparently taught to think for himself at a very young age.
 
2012-03-21 02:35:15 PM  

Jake Havechek: Yeah, because teaching that some big Sky Daddy pointed at the earth and made everything exist encourages kids to think for themselves.


"How do we know it's true? It says so right here. No more questions."
 
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