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Re: [atheists-453] Evolution Controversy in Connecticut

From: John K.
Sent on: Sunday, April 18, 2010 3:06 AM
Astounding!  Evolution is "philosophically unsatisfactory" in explaining the diversity of life?  The story of Noah's Ark is "philosophically satisfactory" in explaining how millions of species were enticed to take a cruise aboard a 450 foot long vessel for 40 days and 40 nights and then disperse themselves throughout seven continents?  Did he take extra specimens for food for the birds and other critters whose prime food source they were? Was Did Noah have a handbook to help him differentiate between similar species?  How did he deal in microscopic organisms?  Did G - O - D give him a microscope?

Note how I only ask questions, which I could continue to ask ad infinitum.  The reason is because there is only one answer: the promulgation of ignorance even among those who we entrust to educate and broaden intellectual horizons.  

We're being cheated on a grand scale.
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Subject: [atheists-453] Evolution Controversy in Connecticut

Evolution Controversy in Connecticut

Posted: 16 Apr[masked]:09 AM PDT

Here's a rather disturbing situation where a teacher in a gifted and talented program was prevented from creating a new unit about Darwin and Abraham Lincoln because one of his superiors thought it would be too controversial to talk about evolution.

Mr. Tangarone, a 17-year veteran of the Weston school system, claims that a program he wanted to teach about Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln was rejected by the school administration because it involved teaching evolution -- the scientific theory that all life is related and has descended from a common ancestor.

"I find it hard to believe that in this day and age that a teacher such as myself can be ordered to eliminate the teaching of Darwin's work and the theory of evolution," he said.

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