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Tell that to the many thousands of people who die by choking to death on food....
If native Americans do not want to hear creation, then don't take it. I think students should have the opportunity to hear both sides. It shouldnt be forced, but simply give them an opportunity, if they want, to take the class.
False. If there was no religion we would already be populating the Cosmos. Religion discourages scientific discovery and hold us back as a species with fear, hatred, and bigotry. To think otherwise is just ignoring facts.
Originally posted by milkyway12
reply to post by Deaf Alien
This is why Creation should be taught as optional along Evolution. Creation is just as viable as Evolution. Cells still divide, and the world keeps ticking. Even if God created it.edit on 12-10-2012 by milkyway12 because: (no reason given)
Oh I see. You conventionally edited your post. But anyway... YOU did.
If we hadn't lost our relationship with our Heavenly Father we'd be populating the cosmos by now.
So you did mention religion.
It doesn't make sense to say that similarities between different forms of life always relate to a common ancestor. It seems to imply a common "designer" more than a common ancestor.
Originally posted by spacedoubt
reply to post by milkyway12
Macro is observable in the fossil record. The theory of evolution hasn't even been around long enough to observe it in it's macro form. However it is written in stone. Much like creation stories on stone tablets.
On the other hand, for all we know somewhere in the middle of a rainforest on some remote location, two related animals have just reached a point of speciation. OR maybe it just happened at the bottom of an ocean, near a hydrothermal vent. How would we know exactly when it happened?
And yes, sometimes pages are removed from the story of evolution. Like I said, we are still learning. The proofs that we do have are very convincing.
BTW, about the many creation stories. Should we only teach one? Or maybe combine them all and come up with an ultimate Creation story? So many stories. It would be completely unfair to only teach one. And also dishonest to make believe only one can be true.
What culture has the oldest uninterrupted tale of creation? I'm not sure, perhaps the original Australian people?