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1 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Oct 20, 2012 7:26:52am

I believe Alouette got it before you did. [Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

2 Gretchen G.Tiger  Sat, Oct 20, 2012 7:35:20am

re: #1 PhillyPretzel

I believe Alouette got it before you did. [Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

Yes, same topic, different angle. I'd like to talk about how science is being used for convenience. I've yet to find an article on how Joe Walsh feels about creationism in the schools. Still looking.

3 JeffFX  Sat, Oct 20, 2012 8:52:09am

You can't both be a wingnut, and understand the world around you. Most of these folks suffer from deep religious delusions, and will never function like an educated person. They'll just parrot wingnut talking points to maintain their position in an extremely backwards subculture.

4 SanFranciscoZionist  Sat, Oct 20, 2012 8:54:55am

re: #3 JeffFX

You can't both be a wingnut, and understand the world around you. Most of these folks suffer from deep religious delusions, and will never function like an educated person. They'll just parrot wingnut talking points to maintain their position in an extremely backwards subculture.

And yet, I find people who adhere to various wingnut positions who are educated people, by all usual standards. Broun, the 'evolution and embryology are from the pit of hell' guy is a doctor. So is Ron Paul. I meet people who have advanced degrees who make excuses for this madness all the time. There are highly educated people who accept the anti-vaccination crap, from all political positions. (I also meet people who are completely ignorant about science, but happy to accept that scientists are on to something. Some days, I are one.)

5 JeffFX  Sat, Oct 20, 2012 9:32:11am

re: #4 SanFranciscoZionist

Yep, you can be highly-educated AND completely delusional. As soon as you get emotionally attached to an absurd idea, you risk disconnecting from reality completely. Most of us can hold absurd views on some topics, without losing our grip completely, but others go straight down the rabbit-hole.

6 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sat, Oct 20, 2012 10:05:42am

I do believe we need more of an emphasis on science in the schools. Thankfully, they don't do with science what they do with history--namely, use it as a place to put the football coaches--but the current approach is obviously not working. It's time for a different approach.

7 SanFranciscoZionist  Sat, Oct 20, 2012 11:16:07am

re: #6 Mostly sane, most of the time.

I do believe we need more of an emphasis on science in the schools. Thankfully, they don't do with science what they do with history--namely, use it as a place to put the football coaches--but the current approach is obviously not working. It's time for a different approach.

The football coach at the Catholic H.S. I used to teach at taught science, but he was great. At both.

(Lovely memory of him coming in with a stack of finals, and announcing that we had to hear a student definition of matter. Matter, it seems, is anything that takes up space, and has gas.)

8 docproto48  Sat, Oct 20, 2012 12:08:35pm

Can you say Tubal pregnency?
If an ectopic pregnancy requires "sacrificing" the tube you have caused an abortion. If you don't the mother dies after experiencing excruciating pain.
Oh yes the fetus dies too.

9 b_sharp  Sat, Oct 20, 2012 3:18:17pm

re: #4 SanFranciscoZionist

And yet, I find people who adhere to various wingnut positions who are educated people, by all usual standards. Broun, the 'evolution and embryology are from the pit of hell' guy is a doctor. So is Ron Paul. I meet people who have advanced degrees who make excuses for this madness all the time. There are highly educated people who accept the anti-vaccination crap, from all political positions. (I also meet people who are completely ignorant about science, but happy to accept that scientists are on to something. Some days, I are one.)

The more intelligent the person, the better able that person is in rationalizing beliefs, even if those beliefs are wrong. This is a conclusion several reports have published the last few years.


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