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(Snopes)   South Carolina church tells pupils the Earth is only thousands of years old, dinosaurs lived with man, and how to snap back at anyone who tells them different. Sorry, did I say church? Make that a fourth grade classroom   (snopes.com) divider line 464
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2013-04-25 10:46:43 PM
That is too scary to be snarky about.
 
2013-04-25 10:50:44 PM
When we are able to move to the stars, "true" Christians will stay behind because they are tied to the Earth. Problem solved eventually.
 
2013-04-25 10:59:41 PM
Since it's a private school, I feel more pity than outrage.

We need more STEM, yet we get this shat.
 
2013-04-25 11:00:59 PM
It is a private school, to be fair.

Then again, these kids are going to be our fellow citizens. Voters, coworkers, neighbors, etc. Be scared.
 
2013-04-25 11:07:28 PM
That makes me very sad.

Well, the part where rubes part with their money to make their kids retards is what makes me sad.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-04-25 11:19:26 PM
You know anyone can print out tests and claim they are "real deals".

It...is really damn easy.  A few bad clip art pieces, some questions, and OMG INSTANT INTERNET CELEBRITY
 
2013-04-25 11:28:16 PM

MBK: You know anyone can print out tests and claim they are "real deals".

It...is really damn easy.  A few bad clip art pieces, some questions, and OMG INSTANT INTERNET CELEBRITY


Because millions of Americans haven't been clamoring for us to "TEACH THE CONTROVERSY" for how many years now?
 
2013-04-25 11:31:08 PM
I'm going to say "likely shenanigans". The creationist crowd doesn't use that kind of snark on themselves. PZ Meyers get trolled or something?
 
2013-04-26 12:12:51 AM

MisterTweak: I'm going to say "likely shenanigans". The creationist crowd doesn't use that kind of snark on themselves. PZ Meyers get trolled or something?


They don't teach exactly what is on that test? Check yourself.
 
2013-04-26 12:14:48 AM
"Probably true"
On top of that, it's from reddit.
 
2013-04-26 12:16:01 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: When we are able to move to the stars, "true" Christians will stay behind because they are tied to the Earth. Problem solved eventually.


Difficulty: Those "true" Christians will do everything in their power to prevent anyone from being able to move to the stars.

/also, they put sugar in their porridge
 
2013-04-26 12:21:54 AM
These are the people we have to live with.

What this is is unacceptable.

I am unsure if this is due to ultrahyperpartisanship or not. Its hard to tell these days now that everything that the GOP does is extreme.
 
2013-04-26 12:26:06 AM
I've known grown adults who believe that young earth / dinosaur shiat. They were otherwise educated, one I would go so far as to say he is brilliant, but he believes this shiat. I don't farking understand it.
 
2013-04-26 12:33:44 AM

kxs401: It is a private school, to be fair.

Then again, these kids are going to be our fellow citizens. Voters, coworkers, neighbors,


congressmen....
 
2013-04-26 12:34:15 AM

impaler: Since it's a private school, I feel more pity than outrage.

We need more STEM, yet we get this shat.


We don't, there's another link somewhere that got greenlit.  We're already exceeding demand, companies just want cheaper labor from overseas.

Also, this apparently is a very small private school, so mock, but there shouldn't be outrage.  Stupid is as stupid does.
 
2013-04-26 12:35:41 AM

impaler: We need more STEM, yet we get this shat.


Sorry, here's the article:   http://www.epi.org/publication/bp359-guestworkers-high-skill-labor-ma r ket-analysis/
 
2013-04-26 12:35:57 AM

violentsalvation: I've known grown adults who believe that young earth / dinosaur shiat. They were otherwise educated, one I would go so far as to say he is brilliant, but he believes this shiat. I don't farking understand it.


I know a nuclear engineer (by training, not by profession any longer) who believes this crap. He's a religious nutball, of course. He was posting on Facebook about how it's likely that God put fossils on the Earth for his own purposes, or something. Oy.
 
2013-04-26 12:36:19 AM

Lsherm: We don't, there's another link somewhere that got greenlit. We're already exceeding demand, companies just want cheaper labor from overseas.


Well that's probably true, but I'm willing to take a salary hit to live in a better world.
 
2013-04-26 12:47:27 AM

impaler: Lsherm: We don't, there's another link somewhere that got greenlit. We're already exceeding demand, companies just want cheaper labor from overseas.

Well that's probably true, but I'm willing to take a salary hit to live in a better world.


What the hell does that even mean?  Imagine you're a low-skilled worker in the US.  Illegal immigration has decimated the market for your skills, because people are willing to work for less than minimum wage to do your job.

Now extrapolate that out to whatever market you work in.  Someone with an H1B visa is willing to work for half your rate, so they get hired.  Then companies lobby congress for more H1B visas so they can replace everyone with less expensive workers.  More importantly, those workers are defined as temporary, so even if you're willing to work for that lower rate, you can't get hired, because you're an actual employee.

What "better world" is this?  How do you think you win?
 
2013-04-26 12:58:00 AM
The "were you there?!" retort is undeniably the creepiest aspect of this indoctrination.
 
2013-04-26 01:03:32 AM

Lsherm: impaler: Lsherm: We don't, there's another link somewhere that got greenlit. We're already exceeding demand, companies just want cheaper labor from overseas.

Well that's probably true, but I'm willing to take a salary hit to live in a better world.

What the hell does that even mean?  Imagine you're a low-skilled worker in the US.  Illegal immigration has decimated the market for your skills, because people are willing to work for less than minimum wage to do your job.

Now extrapolate that out to whatever market you work in.  Someone with an H1B visa is willing to work for half your rate, so they get hired.  Then companies lobby congress for more H1B visas so they can replace everyone with less expensive workers.  More importantly, those workers are defined as temporary, so even if you're willing to work for that lower rate, you can't get hired, because you're an actual employee.

What "better world" is this?  How do you think you win?


I meant more education, (specifically scientific) not more H1Bs.

Take a deep breath.
 
2013-04-26 01:04:36 AM

Apos: The "were you there?!" retort is undeniably the creepiest aspect of this indoctrination.


And the stupidest. No one was there for 6000 years either.

Or Jesus.
 
2013-04-26 01:04:49 AM

Lsherm: Now extrapolate that out to whatever market you work in. Someone with an H1B visa is willing to work for half your rate, so they get hired. Then companies lobby congress for more H1B visas so they can replace everyone with less expensive workers. More importantly, those workers are defined as temporary, so even if you're willing to work for that lower rate, you can't get hired, because you're an actual employee.


Dude, can you do that with crayons and finger paint. You'd have to.
 
2013-04-26 01:07:30 AM

impaler: I meant more education, (specifically scientific) not more H1Bs.


Didn't we get that through Congress? More H1Bs? Do they have to pass the immigration bill for that. Awww f*ck.

We had better ramp up science, but I see no reason to deny a company the workers they need. Unless they are trying to undercut the market for labor.
 
2013-04-26 01:25:12 AM
It's a great school for Reading, Writing and Math.

Aren't those things more important than dinosaurs?
 
2013-04-26 01:25:55 AM
It's a great day in South Carolina™!!! Praise Jesus and the dinosaurs!
 
2013-04-26 02:14:16 AM

impaler: Apos: The "were you there?!" retort is undeniably the creepiest aspect of this indoctrination.

And the stupidest. No one was there for 6000 years either.

Or Jesus.


Or when God created dinosaurs.  Man didn't come about until later on the sixth day.
 
2013-04-26 02:15:36 AM
So where is the Raptor Jesus pics?
 
2013-04-26 02:16:31 AM
www.disbeliefnet.com

Came for Dinosaur Jesus...had to bring him myself.
 
2013-04-26 02:17:51 AM
May was a good month

/oh wait
 
2013-04-26 02:18:50 AM

Sgt Otter: Or when God created dinosaurs. Man didn't come about until later on the sixth day.


No it was Noah who killed the dinosaurs. Because he couldn't fit them on the ark
 
2013-04-26 02:19:01 AM
My daughter is friends with a mormon girl. That girl is convinced that dinosaurs exist only so that humans can study history, whatever that means.

Kids of religious nutjobs are subjected to stupid shiat.
 
2013-04-26 02:22:34 AM
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2013-04-26 02:23:46 AM
The idea that one-size-fits-all education isn't feasible because it doesn't take into consideration the peculiarities of the various localities around America is wrongheaded and leads to crap like this. There should absolutely be national standards that schools should be forced to teach.
 
2013-04-26 02:24:12 AM

NewportBarGuy: MisterTweak: I'm going to say "likely shenanigans". The creationist crowd doesn't use that kind of snark on themselves. PZ Meyers get trolled or something?

They don't teach exactly what is on that test? Check yourself.


You'd better do that before you wreck yourself.
 
2013-04-26 02:24:25 AM
Did not read article or thread, but sometimes I think extra-religious people underestimate their God.
 
2013-04-26 02:26:09 AM

impaler: Apos: The "were you there?!" retort is undeniably the creepiest aspect of this indoctrination.

And the stupidest. No one was there for 6000 years either.

Or Jesus.


I was there, but I've only done this once before.
 
2013-04-26 02:30:12 AM
I think the thing that hits me most is the "were you there" refutation, which would single-handedly nullify most of history.

Seriously though, I would tell them that I would much rather dinosaurs have lived millions of years ago rather than having to accept that God planted millions of fossils with the express purpose of trying to dick with scientists and test the true faith of believers.

/I mean really, do you WANT your deity to have the mentality of a psychotic child?
 
2013-04-26 02:30:37 AM

Lsherm: impaler: Lsherm: We don't, there's another link somewhere that got greenlit. We're already exceeding demand, companies just want cheaper labor from overseas.

Well that's probably true, but I'm willing to take a salary hit to live in a better world.

What the hell does that even mean?  Imagine you're a low-skilled worker in the US.  Illegal immigration has decimated the market for your skills, because people are willing to work for less than minimum wage to do your job.

Now extrapolate that out to whatever market you work in.  Someone with an H1B visa is willing to work for half your rate, so they get hired.  Then companies lobby congress for more H1B visas so they can replace everyone with less expensive workers.  More importantly, those workers are defined as temporary, so even if you're willing to work for that lower rate, you can't get hired, because you're an actual employee.

What "better world" is this?  How do you think you win?


It's not winning and losing.  It's about stopping exploitation.  it's staring us in the face.  The currently exploited workers in India and China will rise up.  In the next 3 decades the playing field will be leveled and Americans will have to strive even harder to find good jobs.  Simultaneously, all of our outsourcing will go to even poorer countries in Africa and the Middle East.  And we'll exploit those people as long as we can.
 
2013-04-26 02:33:39 AM

evil saltine: Sgt Otter: Or when God created dinosaurs. Man didn't come about until later on the sixth day.

No it was Noah who killed the dinosaurs. Because he couldn't fit them on the ark


They had their own deck on the ark. Do your research.
 
2013-04-26 02:33:57 AM
Dummy: God created the earth 6 thousand years ago.

Me: Were you there?
 
2013-04-26 02:34:52 AM
Oh, look. Someone bought lesson plans from Ken Ham. Yay.
 
2013-04-26 02:37:01 AM

NewportBarGuy: MisterTweak: I'm going to say "likely shenanigans". The creationist crowd doesn't use that kind of snark on themselves. PZ Meyers get trolled or something?

They don't teach exactly what is on that test? Check yourself.


Oh yes.

3.bp.blogspot.com

Reading it right now. Makes me weep for humanity.
 
2013-04-26 02:37:14 AM

Strolpol: /I mean really, do you WANT your deity to have the mentality of a psychotic child?


Clearly they do. I think it's something like in the Matrix, where Agent Smith says something like they tried to give humans a paradise to live in, but they kept dying or waking up. They had to give us this sh*t world to make us believe it.
 
2013-04-26 02:43:01 AM

ciberido: impaler: Apos: The "were you there?!" retort is undeniably the creepiest aspect of this indoctrination.

And the stupidest. No one was there for 6000 years either.

Or Jesus.

I was there, but I've only done this once before.


So you're saying safety is not guaranteed?
 
2013-04-26 02:45:17 AM
FAKE! I went to a catholic school; even there they fit evolution to genesis. It wasn't six calendar days, no, it was six metaphorical days that stretched back from the moment god created the earth, till he created man.

/ but, then again, that was right around the time that rocks were invented
 
2013-04-26 02:46:50 AM
Sadly its this kind of crap why we need federal oversight of education curriculum.
 
2013-04-26 02:50:32 AM
Four million thousand is a plural, I guess.
 
2013-04-26 02:57:08 AM

grimlock1972: Sadly its this kind of crap why we need federal oversight of education curriculum.


It's a private school so no, they could teach Hitler and Buddah had a gay sex orgy in Guam if they wanted to.
 
2013-04-26 03:00:50 AM

EvilPun: grimlock1972: Sadly its this kind of crap why we need federal oversight of education curriculum.

It's a private school so no, they could teach Hitler and Buddah had a gay sex orgy in Guam if they wanted to.


Huh, count me in as one of those crazy people that thought there was some standards in education. Weird I know.
 
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