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1 jaunte  Tue, Jul 19, 2011 8:36:34pm

Tweeted along, but I hope the Dawkins people fix that sentence:

Do we want our kids to be taught creationism or science is schools?
2 jaunte  Tue, Jul 19, 2011 8:42:13pm

From one of the comments at the link:

To save anyone else the trouble of digging through the TEA website, here are actual samples from the supplemental materials [pdf] under review: sample


Module 1: Origin Nucleotide (slide 19)
“Since such materialistic, self organization scenarios now have a history of scientific insufficiency for explaining the Origin of Life on Earth, the Null hypothesis (default) stands. This allows for the testing of the legitimate scientific hypothesis……Life on Earth is the result of intelligent causes.”

Module 8: Teacher Resources (Slide 3)
“…at the end of the instructional unit on the Origins of Life, students should go home with the understanding that a new paradigm of explaining life’s origins is emerging from the failed attempts of naturalistic scenarios. This new way of thinking is predicated upon the hypothesis that intelligent input is necessary for life’s origins.”

Module 7: Null Hypothesis (Slide 7)
This module sets up two competing explanations for the origin of life: “Non-intelligent Causes” vs. “Intelligent Causes.” The clear intent is to make a case for an intelligent designer. The slide below tells students that “until advocates of non-intelligent causes sustain their claim,” students must accept that life on earth is a result of intelligent causes.


“If scientists can’t answer everything, the answer is what we tell you.”

3 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Jul 19, 2011 9:12:40pm

re: #2 jaunte

So I’m at the lab, going over my equipment when I hear this amazing new hypothesis, “Goddidit”.

And the damnedest thing happens… I realize there is absolutely no way what-so-ever to test this hypothesis in a way that can advance it to the level of a scientific theory.

Do I simply not have the proper equipment to test this hypothesis, or is it more likely that the hypothesis itself is nothing more than utter bullshit?

4 Romantic Heretic  Tue, Jul 19, 2011 9:24:46pm

Just as well it isn’t testable.

I’m remembering an old Larry Niven story where a race did find scientific proof of the basis of religion.

Shortly there after every member of the race committed suicide. They built machines to kill them and quietly lined up to die.

When another race sent investigators to find out why, and they all committed suicide.

Somethings are best left unknown. ;)

5 Lidane  Tue, Jul 19, 2011 10:31:09pm

I’m booked tomorrow, but I might be able to make the one on the 21st.

Can’t promise anything though. All the fail might make me have an allergic reaction.


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