Bachmann: Schools should teach intelligent design

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  1. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Intelligent design isn't science Bachmann, it's a religious belief. It has no purpose being taught in our science classes.

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  2. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Can't say I'm honestly surprised. She is aiming for the Tea Party, and this kind of thing panders exactly to their type of thinking.

    Then again, even the average American is pretty bad when it comes to science literacy. It is truly terrifying how many Americans believe ID, if for no other reason than that they can't (or won't) understand basic concepts like genetics and mutation working in tandem.
     
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    Evolution doesn't claim to explain the complexity of the universe :confused:
     
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    Just add this to the list of reasons why this woman is an utter joke.
     
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    How'd the moon get there?

    Huh?

    HOW'D THE MOON GET THERE
     
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    I am clairvoyant. Off the top of my head Bachman and your standard Tea Party Candidate will want:

    1. Intelligent Design- check.
    2. Christianity- official religion.
    3. Government out of our lives, except in the bedroom.
    4. Always on the lookout for a good war.
    5. Cut social welfare, reinforce corporate welfare.
    6. Always Lower taxes.
    7. Complain about our spending problem, look for social programs to kill.
    8. Draw a line in the sand for the military industrial complex.
    9. Want to privatize and wring a profit out of as much of government as possible.
     
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    You know what really pisses me off is that she claims to be a "real American" and pro-Constitution and then she just tramples on the First Amendment like this.
     
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    Scary if such mindset would make into the Oval Office. Right now its more a "funny US specific" topic with ID (though I read somewhere in UK it also starts). But once this hits the office it would impact us on a broader scale on the planet. Tolerance sounds not be part of that mindset.
    For me its fine if they think what they think; its just a bit too stubborn.
     
  9. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    I don't understand how Intelligent Design would even be covered in a science classroom. It's not like there are facts to go over supporting the theory.

    Okay class today we are going to go over intelligent design: "God created everything. Make sure to study for the exam"
     
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    So it's real easy to get an "A". Of if you disagree, an "F". :p
     
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    Yeah, I'm not sure what an intelligence design exam would look like. Unless it was just a "Christianity" portion and the questions were pulled from the Bible, which would be outrageously unconstitutional obviously. Kind of strange a tea partier would so clearly go against the Constitution, but then again, I lost sight of what the tea party was about years ago.
     
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    1)Which of these best describe the undeniable intelligent design all around us?

    A) The blind spot in the Human eye
    B) The vestigial ear muscles in Humans
    C) The inefficient Human DNA-replication method where worker-protein 1 writes the few beginning bits of the copy, then worker-protein 2 takes over writing the rest and then promptly destroys all the work done by protein 1 only to write the exact same thing in its place.
    D) A caribbean sunset
    E) All of the above























    Right answer E
     
  14. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I read an outstanding article (no link unfortunately) on mammal brains that indicates they have developed over the millennium and carry forward outdated parts along the lines of (gasp) evolution (gasp again). Yes, God could have designed us this way, but then that would reduce God from the perfect being into something that can't make up it's mind. ;)
     
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    Obviously this is god's test for you. God meant to make imperfections to test your faith. You receive an F and automatically burn in hell forever for doubting.
     
  16. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Damn it!
     
  17. IntelliUser macrumors 6502

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    Now you blew it for good.:p
     
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    Double Damn it!!
     
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    He seems to have an unending supply of "tests", does He not?

    Or is it just chaos?

    "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." -
    Mother Teresa
     
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    This was one of the points I would bring up when talking about ID. As well as some of the examples IntelliUser mentioned. If God did design life then 'intelligent' is not the word I would use. As a piece of slowly developing engineering over many, many years life is amazing. As something designed its rubbish and God must be a bit stupid in matters of biology and chemistry.
     
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    To say humans were intelligent designed is pretty stupid unless there were a lot of pages missing from the manual.
    Wisdom teeth?
    Appendix?
    Tail bone?
    Hair growing out of places it was never ment to?
    Hair all over our faces?
    Poor eye sight?
    And those are just a few mistakes how about our never ending thirst for power and control of others?
    Our love to create religions over anyone or anything?
    Human race is a mess hence God couldnt have made us. or

    We evolved from simpler forms with all these leftovers with parts no longer needed.....hmmmm
     
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    Don't forget the philtrum.
     
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    The more she panders to the über right during the primaries, the more centrist independents will shun her in the general election should she get the nomination.

    Still, it's amazing that to them government isn't the solution...except to indoctrinate the youth to their ideology.
     
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    Learn something everyday! Didnt even know we had one.;)
     
  25. quagmire thread starter macrumors 603

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    Wisdom teeth were needed in the past when we didn't have dentists and didn't take care of our teeth so they would fall out. Wisdom teeth would then come in to replace the lost teeth. It's that god hasn't gotten around to removing them from our design. :p
     

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