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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-05 04:50 PM
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Textbook committee rejects elementary books on evolution
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/mld/ledgerenquirer/news/...

The state textbook committee Thursday recommended dozens of science textbooks to be approved by the state school board for Alabama students, but rejected three elementary-level books for containing material on evolution which was deemed "controversial" for that age group.

The books were considered supplementary readers, meaning they could not be used as the sole textbook in the science curriculum, said Ron Dodson, a member of the committee, who presented the recommendations to the school board.

Each of the three elementary books rejected contained "controversial material at a grade level that is not developmentally ready for such controversial material," according to a series of Sept. 28 memos sent to school board members. The books also didn't meet the state's science guidelines and were not "appropriate for the maturity level of the age group" they were targeting, the memos said.

The book "Geologic Time" (Perfection Learning Company) was rejected for an illustrated diagram that shows humans evolving from apes. Similarly, "Reptiles" (Heinemann-Raintree Classroom), incorporates two pages on reptiles evolving from amphibians. "Orangutan" (Heinemann-Raintree Classroom) discusses natural selection - a key part of the evolutionary theory.

this certainly proves devolution--these school board members regressing back into monkeys!
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-05 04:53 PM
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1. But if we evolved from apes
Edited on Fri Oct-28-05 04:53 PM by ticapnews
why are there still apes?

:silly: :crazy:
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-05 04:53 PM
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2. but kids ARE ready for sorcery, witchcraft, and other bible myths?
moses threw his staff onto the floor and it turned into a snake. hmmm sounds like sorcery and witchcraft to me.

Msongs
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-05 04:58 PM
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3. This is honestly getting scary.
What kind of ignorance are we breeding?The outcome of burying our collective head in the sand will be disastrous.It's like we are happily inviting the dark ages to come and live in the U.S.A.
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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-05 05:00 PM
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4. Relax...
...they hashed all this out in the Scopes trial.

There's nothing new going on in Alabama. This is the same old tired fight being fought again.

Let the Alabamans keep their "intelligent design" curriculum if they want it so bad. Would you really trust a doctor educated in an Alabama school, anyway?
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-05 05:07 PM
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5. Judging from your DU name
I would guess you would know more about southern ways than I would. :-) .Still,I feel sorry for the kids who never even get a chance to claw their way out of the darkness.
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Puregonzo1188 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-05 05:25 PM
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6. We're really moving backwards (n/t)
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