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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:41 PM
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Sharron Angle: I Taught Students Creationism, Harry Reid 'Public Enemy Number One'
Idiotic loser.
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During a recent trip to New Hampshire to promote a new conservative religious film, Nevada Republican Sharron Angle characterized Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as "public enemy number one," the Concord Monitor reports.

According to the local outlet, Angle described herself as a "fighter and warrior" in speaking out against her former Senate race rival and in discussing her positions on various issues.

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Angle made the trip to New Hampshire for the premiere of The Genesis Code, a film that reportedly advocates for teaching creationism in public schools and enacting severe restrictions on abortion.

"Why can't we present both theories to our children and let them choose?" said Angle, according to the Monitor. She reportedly noted that when she was a teacher, she instructed children on both creationism as well as evolution.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/01/sharron-angle-...

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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:45 PM
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1. I thought she had passed away.
Is this her daughter?
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:46 PM
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2. What an idiot. Should we let the kiddos choose to believe 2+2=5? nt
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:46 PM
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3. Agree, we should allow children to choose
although the Flying Spaghetti Monster could get a serious challenge from evolution. :D
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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:48 PM
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4. Maybe because it's more than a little disingenuous to offer the choice between...
...established, proven science and fantasy story bullshit, you fucking goon?

I got your Genesis Code right here you used-up harlot.
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LadyHawkAZ Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:52 PM
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5. Why not present them with condoms then, and let them choose?
What a hypocrite.
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:56 PM
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6. in other news sarah palin has a soft spot for creationism too
but i'm glad that Angle isn't in Congress...as America's collective IQ is sinking do we really need people like Angle who openly insult science to be running our government?
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:56 PM
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7. I think Sharron Angle would be the perfect spokesmodel for creationism


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mysuzuki2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 11:54 AM
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8. I think we should teach creationism in schools too
it should be evaluated as any "scientific" theory is evaluated along with evolution. Arguments for creationism can easily be debunked. If done properly this would be an excellent way of showing why we know evolution has occurred. Of course, advocates of creationism do not want any rigorous evaluation of their theories because they can easily be shown to be wrong.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 12:07 PM
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11. Exactly ... the creationism theory doesn't explain anything.
There are thousands of question for which evolution provides very well understood and well documented answers .... creationism can't actually put up any good answers, and its GAPS are huge.

For example ... What from creationism leads to a conclusion of "one god"? Given the diversity of life on the planet, it would make more sense to have many gods. Similarly, what makes a "one god" answer more likely than the possibility that it was a race of advanced aliens who populated the earth?

They crack me up.
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donquijoterocket Donating Member (357 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 12:50 PM
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14. not only
doesn't explain anything,but it doesn't predict anything which the best scientific theories do such as the existence of new, undiscovered sub-atomic particles. Or as in the case of evolution where to look for, then find the fossil of Tiktaalik a clearly transitional form.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 12:53 PM
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16. agree
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 12:02 PM
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9. My kids would destroy creationism if they tried to teach it.
Its actually very easy to do.

The entire "teach creationism" effort relies on picking at what it calls GAPS in evolution.

That same approach is devastating when applied to Creationism. Its gaps are HUGE. And so all you have to do is take almost any question that evolution has a well established answer for, and ask how creationism explains the same thing. Creationism explains so little that it fails very quickly.

The other thing to think about, and to use as a stick to smack these dopes with ... is to point out that these same folks who what creationism taught in public school, tend to dislike public teachers.

So they want teachers who they think to a bad job to also teach their kids religion ... and they don't see the disconnect.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 12:05 PM
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10. That's just abusive. If she did that to one of my kids, I'd sue her.
These ignorant idiots are ruining education, on top of everything else.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 12:18 PM
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12. Well if she did it as a science teacher at a public school she broke the law and
she likely would have been fired for doing that. And if she was teaching creationism at a private religious school I am sure she didn't teach evolution as well. So can we assume she is lying?
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 12:19 PM
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13. Creationism is a belief, evolution a theory, you brain-dead &&**%$!!! nt
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 12:51 PM
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15. If Creationism is just a "Theory" then so is God
Seems like they are saying God is a "Theory". I always believed to a true Christian there is no doubt God exists because they have "Faith"...Scientists on the other hand don't have "faith" in virtually anything..They go where the "facts" lead and nowhere else..
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