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(Slate)   A half-naked witch doctor is why creationism is still being taught in Louisiana schools. No, really   (slate.com) divider line 379
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2013-05-05 03:16:51 PM  
Ooo eee ooo ahh ah.
 
2013-05-05 03:17:16 PM  
Bobby Jindal weeps for.....Bobby Jindal.
 
2013-05-05 04:03:14 PM  
images4.wikia.nocookie.net

"My work is done, thanks to Da Jindal! MWAHAHAHAHA!"
 
2013-05-05 04:04:56 PM  
Is this a race to the bottom with Kansas?
 
2013-05-05 04:10:33 PM  
Sometimes I am ashamed of my country.
 
2013-05-05 04:13:04 PM  

Apos: [images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 725x408]

"My work is done, thanks to Da Jindal! MWAHAHAHAHA!"


Time for some un-cola.
 
2013-05-05 04:13:26 PM  
Did they put the lime in the coconut?
 
2013-05-05 04:15:12 PM  
So Guillory says it's ok to teach Islam in schools as science?
 
2013-05-05 04:16:41 PM  
The law they are trying to repeal states that: "The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, upon request of a city, parish, or other local public school board, shall allow and assist teachers, principals, and other school administrators to create and foster an environment within public elementary and secondary schools that promotes critical thinking skills, logical analysis, and open and objective discussion of scientific theories being studied including, but not limited to, evolution, the origins of life, global warming, and human cloning."

What's wrong with "critical thinking skills, logical analysis, and open and objective discussion of scientific theories."  Would they prefer a law that prohibits students from using critical thinking skills and logic?
 
2013-05-05 04:20:44 PM  

SkinnyHead: What's wrong with "critical thinking skills, logical analysis, and open and objective discussion of scientific theories."  Would they prefer a law that prohibits students from using critical thinking skills and logic?


Considering we're talking about religious people, yes.
 
2013-05-05 04:20:46 PM  
I'm surprised Slate admitted Sen. Guillory is a Democrat.
 
2013-05-05 04:21:22 PM  

Fart_Machine: Is this a race to the bottom with Kansas?


God, I hope not. If Brownbackistan sinks any further, they'll plummet to the bottom of the ocean.
 
2013-05-05 04:21:50 PM  
I was hoping for half-naked witches and the physician who treats them.
 
2013-05-05 04:24:06 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Ooo eee ooo ahh ah.


bing bang
walla walla

they are going about it the wrong way
(seriously)

use this ill written junk
to "teach the controversy"   of say
dianetics
voo doo (hey we already got one convert)
kama sutra
the invisible flying spegetti monster

then after that gets outrage
point at those politico's as having brought in those "false religions" on purpose
 
2013-05-05 04:27:21 PM  

BitwiseShift: I was hoping for half-naked witches and the physician who treats them.


img707.imageshack.us
 
2013-05-05 04:33:44 PM  

SkinnyHead: evolution


Settled. No controversy.

the origins of life

Settled. No controversy.

global warming

Developing, but as far as climate scientists are concerned, not very controversial. See about a thousand previous Fark threads.

...and human cloning.

That one would be an interesting topic of discussion for an ethics class.
 
2013-05-05 04:36:56 PM  

SkinnyHead: The law they are trying to repeal states that: "The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, upon request of a city, parish, or other local public school board, shall allow and assist teachers, principals, and other school administrators to create and foster an environment within public elementary and secondary schools that promotes critical thinking skills, logical analysis, and open and objective discussion of scientific theories being studied including, but not limited to, evolution, the origins of life, global warming, and human cloning."

What's wrong with "critical thinking skills, logical analysis, and open and objective discussion of scientific theories."  Would they prefer a law that prohibits students from using critical thinking skills and logic?


It's all code for "Allow teachers to teach creationist BS in a science classroom".
 
2013-05-05 04:40:04 PM  
...after a spiritual healer correctly diagnosed a specific medical ailment he had

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2013-05-05 04:41:03 PM  
freethoughtblogs.com
 
2013-05-05 04:42:34 PM  
I, for one, would love to see children contribute more to science classes by allowing children to propose their own theories about evolution, the beginning of life, and global warming.  Why, when I was a lad of five, I believed aliens farted us into existence on a big ball of shiat created by super dinosaurs that lived in the moon, and these super-dinos were directing our evolution toward being the ultimate half-time snack, and, when humans contained exactly the right ratio of bones/fat/muscle, they would hoover us all up to their secret dino-base in the moon and eat us.

Prove me wrong, evilutionists and creatards.  Don't dare stifle my open-minded pursuit of knowledge!
 
2013-05-05 04:43:14 PM  
I'm reminded of a certain RPG where a roll of a critical success would frequently result in things going horribly right.  I'm envisioning a dude at a celestial game table saying "I roll to con the senator into buying that i'm actually a tribal medicine man"... roll roll roll ... "shiat."
 
2013-05-05 04:44:14 PM  

Infinity370: [freethoughtblogs.com image 720x480]


That picture really pisses me off.  The teacher, principal, and parents of that child should be prosecuted for child abuse.
 
2013-05-05 04:44:33 PM  

phaseolus: SkinnyHead: evolution

Settled. No controversy.

the origins of life

Settled. No controversy.

global warming

Developing, but as far as climate scientists are concerned, not very controversial. See about a thousand previous Fark threads.

...and human cloning.

That one would be an interesting topic of discussion for an ethics class.


Human cloning is a hot topic in bioethics. Other interesting topics of discussion based on cutting edge and future concerns could be capitalist globalization, how to deal with artificial intelligences, the ethics of first contact (or, indeed, initiating any contact with alien civilizations)... Of course, the right-wing response to all of those is going to be "whatever gives us the most political and economic domination regardless of any other factors".
 
2013-05-05 04:44:47 PM  
Once more I'm grateful I live in Washington state, far, far away from these freaks.
 
2013-05-05 04:45:25 PM  

GilRuiz1: I'm surprised Slate admitted Sen. Guillory is a Democrat.


Southern backwardness knows no political party.
 
2013-05-05 04:51:00 PM  

Infinity370: [freethoughtblogs.com image 720x480]


:(
 
2013-05-05 04:51:38 PM  

GilRuiz1: I'm surprised Slate admitted Sen. Guillory is a Democrat.


Why?
 
2013-05-05 04:53:17 PM  
Sen. Elbert Guillory, D-Opelousas, said he had reservations with repealing the act after a spiritual healer correctly diagnosed a specific medical ailment he had. He said he thought repealing the act could "lock the door on being able to view ideas from many places, concepts from many cultures.""Yet if I closed my mind when I saw this man-in the dust, throwing some bones on the ground, semi-clothed-if I had closed him off and just said, 'That's not science. I'm not going to see this doctor,' I would have shut off a very good experience for myself," Guillory said.


The joke is that his "medical ailment" was male pattern baldness.

 
2013-05-05 04:54:39 PM  

SkinnyHead: The law they are trying to repeal states that: "The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, upon request of a city, parish, or other local public school board, shall allow and assist teachers, principals, and other school administrators to create and foster an environment within public elementary and secondary schools that promotes critical thinking skills, logical analysis, and open and objective discussion of scientific theories being studied including, but not limited to, evolution, the origins of life, global warming, and human cloning."

What's wrong with "critical thinking skills, logical analysis, and open and objective discussion of scientific theories."  Would they prefer a law that prohibits students from using critical thinking skills and logic?


No, no it does not. All this does is open the way for bullshiat to be taught in the classroom. Do not teach religion in the science classroom. We don't go around teaching biology in the a religion class.
 
2013-05-05 04:55:37 PM  

phaseolus: SkinnyHead: evolution

Settled. No controversy.

the origins of life

Settled. No controversy.

global warming

Developing, but as far as climate scientists are concerned, not very controversial. See about a thousand previous Fark threads.

...and human cloning.

That one would be an interesting topic of discussion for an ethics class.


So because you believe those things are settled, based on thousands of Fark threads, students should not be allowed to use logic or critical thinking skills in addressing those topics?  Isn't that an anti-logic position?
 
2013-05-05 04:55:47 PM  

jcooli09: Infinity370: [freethoughtblogs.com image 720x480]

That picture really pisses me off.  The teacher, principal, and parents of that child should be prosecuted for child abuse.


Actually, IIRC the father of the child is the one who made the test public because he was shocked that his top notch private school was so terrible regarding science.  I believe the family is pulling the child from the school next year.
 
2013-05-05 04:56:33 PM  

BitwiseShift: I was hoping for half-naked witches and the physician who treats them.


25.media.tumblr.com

Think about it, it's f*cking genius!
 
2013-05-05 04:56:48 PM  

SkinnyHead: Isn't that an anti-logic position?


Like saying someone believes things are settled based on fark threads, when he neither said nor implied any such thing, fark face?
 
2013-05-05 04:57:03 PM  

SkinnyHead: So because you believe those things are settled, based on thousands of Fark threads, students should not be allowed to use logic or critical thinking skills in addressing those topics? Isn't that an anti-logic position?


Riddle me this (because I'm bored).

Why should creationism be taught in a science class in a public school? It's not a scientifically valid theory.
 
2013-05-05 04:59:42 PM  

Mrtraveler01: SkinnyHead: So because you believe those things are settled, based on thousands of Fark threads, students should not be allowed to use logic or critical thinking skills in addressing those topics? Isn't that an anti-logic position?

Riddle me this (because I'm bored).

Why should creationism be taught in a science class in a public school? It's not a scientifically valid theory.


"Because a theory is just a guess!"
 
2013-05-05 04:59:48 PM  

Zeppelininthesky: SkinnyHead: The law they are trying to repeal states that: "The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, upon request of a city, parish, or other local public school board, shall allow and assist teachers, principals, and other school administrators to create and foster an environment within public elementary and secondary schools that promotes critical thinking skills, logical analysis, and open and objective discussion of scientific theories being studied including, but not limited to, evolution, the origins of life, global warming, and human cloning."

What's wrong with "critical thinking skills, logical analysis, and open and objective discussion of scientific theories."  Would they prefer a law that prohibits students from using critical thinking skills and logic?

No, no it does not. All this does is open the way for bullshiat to be taught in the classroom. Do not teach religion in the science classroom. We don't go around teaching biology in the a religion class.


Teaching critical thinking skills and logical analysis is now considered bullshiat?
 
2013-05-05 05:00:11 PM  
Why are you people responding to him?

Also, I farking loathe any state or politician that does this farking bullshiat. It's hurting us as a country.
 
2013-05-05 05:00:37 PM  

phaseolus: SkinnyHead: evolution

Settled. No controversy.

the origins of life

Settled. No controversy.


global warming

Developing, but as far as climate scientists are concerned, not very controversial. See about a thousand previous Fark threads.

...and human cloning.

That one would be an interesting topic of discussion for an ethics class.


say what?
 
2013-05-05 05:01:08 PM  

thamike: Sen. Elbert Guillory, D-Opelousas, said he had reservations with repealing the act after a spiritual healer correctly diagnosed a specific medical ailment he had. He said he thought repealing the act could "lock the door on being able to view ideas from many places, concepts from many cultures.""Yet if I closed my mind when I saw this man-in the dust, throwing some bones on the ground, semi-clothed-if I had closed him off and just said, 'That's not science. I'm not going to see this doctor,' I would have shut off a very good experience for myself," Guillory said.


The joke is that his "medical ailment" was male pattern baldness  ED


FTFY
 
2013-05-05 05:01:08 PM  

Bloody William: Why are you people responding to him?

Also, I farking loathe any state or politician that does this farking bullshiat. It's hurting us as a country.


I am shocked that there are people who don't have SkinnyDerp on ignore. He's not the most loathsome idiot troll we have around here but he may well be the stupidest.
 
2013-05-05 05:01:17 PM  

Infinity370: [freethoughtblogs.com image 720x480]


That "Were you there?" response could also be used to counter just about everything that fundies claim to be true.
 
2013-05-05 05:02:15 PM  

SkinnyHead: phaseolus: SkinnyHead: evolution

Settled. No controversy.

the origins of life

Settled. No controversy.

global warming

Developing, but as far as climate scientists are concerned, not very controversial. See about a thousand previous Fark threads.

...and human cloning.

That one would be an interesting topic of discussion for an ethics class.

So because you believe those things are settled, based on thousands of Fark threads, students should not be allowed to use logic or critical thinking skills in addressing those topics?  Isn't that an anti-logic position?


The only anti-logic is allowing a non scientific theory be thought in a science classroom.
 
2013-05-05 05:02:53 PM  

Walter Paisley: Infinity370: [freethoughtblogs.com image 720x480]

That "Were you there?" response could also be used to counter just about everything that fundies claim to be true.


Yeah, that'd seem like kind of a big farking hole in that argument, except they just point at the Bible and the "conversation" goes down the hole completely. You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into.
 
2013-05-05 05:03:56 PM  

SkinnyHead: Zeppelininthesky: SkinnyHead: The law they are trying to repeal states that: "The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, upon request of a city, parish, or other local public school board, shall allow and assist teachers, principals, and other school administrators to create and foster an environment within public elementary and secondary schools that promotes critical thinking skills, logical analysis, and open and objective discussion of scientific theories being studied including, but not limited to, evolution, the origins of life, global warming, and human cloning."

What's wrong with "critical thinking skills, logical analysis, and open and objective discussion of scientific theories."  Would they prefer a law that prohibits students from using critical thinking skills and logic?

No, no it does not. All this does is open the way for bullshiat to be taught in the classroom. Do not teach religion in the science classroom. We don't go around teaching biology in the a religion class.

Teaching critical thinking skills and logical analysis is now considered bullshiat?


Because it is not about teaching critical thinking skills. It is about shoving non science where it does not belong.
 
2013-05-05 05:04:42 PM  

Mrtraveler01: SkinnyHead: So because you believe those things are settled, based on thousands of Fark threads, students should not be allowed to use logic or critical thinking skills in addressing those topics? Isn't that an anti-logic position?

Riddle me this (because I'm bored).

Why should creationism be taught in a science class in a public school? It's not a scientifically valid theory.


Louisiana Science Education Act does not provide for the teaching of creationism. It promotes critical thinking skills, logical analysis, and open and objective discussion of scientific theories.
 
2013-05-05 05:05:51 PM  
SkinnyHead:

Louisiana Science Education Act does not provide for the teaching of creationism. It promotes critical thinking skills, logical analysis, and open and objective discussion of scientific theories.

...including, but not limited to, evolution, the origins of life, global warming, and human cloning."

So how is this not an open door to teach creationism again?
 
2013-05-05 05:08:08 PM  

jcooli09: Infinity370: [freethoughtblogs.com image 720x480]

That picture really pisses me off.  The teacher, principal, and parents of that child should be prosecuted for child abuse.


The funny thing is the answer to #18's rhetorical question is "Yes"  The cosmic background radiation is the afterglow of the surface of last scattering, we observe it now.  This, along with other observed properties of nature, leads us to one of two inescapable mutually exclusive conclusions:  The universe and Earth are billions of years old, or microwaves are really witching boxes powered by the devil's lies.
 
2013-05-05 05:08:44 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: SkinnyHead: What's wrong with "critical thinking skills, logical analysis, and open and objective discussion of scientific theories."  Would they prefer a law that prohibits students from using critical thinking skills and logic?

Considering we're talking about religious people, yes.


Creationism is not taught at any of the Catholic schools in New Orleans, but bigots like you find facts inconvenient.
 
2013-05-05 05:08:47 PM  
Well yeah but shiat.

Prayer is just hoping. Voodoo gets results.
 
2013-05-05 05:08:53 PM  
FTFA: ""Yet if I closed my mind when I saw this man-in the dust, throwing some bones on the ground, semi-clothed-if I had closed him off and just said, 'That's not science. I'm not going to see this doctor,' I would have shut off a very good experience for myself," Guillory said."

And next week will denounce:


herbal remedies, medical marijuana
the health benefits of Yoga, Tai-Chi, ChiGong or whatever
accupuncture, guided meditation
non-christian religions
etc.
 
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