Should evolution be taught in schools?

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  1. TrolleyDave
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    It's old, but still funny if you haven't seen it!
     
  2. AlanJohn

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    *PUTS BIG SMILE ON FACE*

    EVOLUTION IS STUPID
    THE MORE LOGICAL EXPLANATION WOULD BE THAT SOME DUDE SPAWNED 2 PEOPLE WHO THEN HAD 2 BOYS WHO MAGICALLY MADE MORE KIDS AND THEN WE ARE HERE

    *PUTS BIG SMILE ON FACE*
     
  3. TrolleyDave
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    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

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    DAMN SCIENCERS, WHY CAN'T THEY SEE THE TRUTH! EVERYTHING MUST BE CREATED TO EXIST!*

    * Disclaimer : Even thought everything must be created to exist God is not included in this as God is uncreated. Yours (not so) Sincerely, Religion.
     
  4. GameWinner

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    Yes, kids today need to know that Pikachu evolves into Raichu damn it!
     
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  5. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Miss Kentucky is crazy hot, and crazy.
     
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    ikr, kids today think pikachu evolves into jolteon
     
  7. ProtoKun7

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    Not sure whether to give serious answer

    or just troll.
     
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    Absolutely. There's stones, friendship levels, time of day, season, whether you're near a magic rock, and leveling up. :D
     
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  10. TrolleyDave
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    If your answer has anything to do with the creationism myth being taught in schools as fact then

     
  11. DrOctapu

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    Hell.
    Don't stick your dick in crazy, Veho.
     
  12. Veho

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    Crazy isn't transmitted sexually.
     
  13. TrolleyDave
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    Unless it's hereditary!
     
  14. DrOctapu

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    Hell.
    But crazy can still ruin your life.
     
  15. Veho

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    The "hot and batshit-fucking-insane" combo is a competitive advantage and it's heavily selected for.
     
  16. Cyan

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    I like what Miss Kentucky said (it's the more sensed of all).
    And I think teachers shouldn't teach what they don't know, it isn't proved then you don't teach it as a fact. Damn, I hate Darwin's theory thinking species can jumped to another species. evolution =/= mutation.

    I also liked what Miss Nevada said : it's not necessarily about species evolution. But talking about a group or a country evolution is just called history lessons...
     
  17. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    But what would they teach then?
     
  18. Cyan

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    they should teach respect at school, it's more important :whip:
    But they don't know respect themselves ? How could they teach that? D:
     
  19. TrolleyDave
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    Evolution is a fact though. Comparing what we know now to what Darwin first wrote in Origin of the Species is like comparing an iPhone to the telegraph. Through fossil records, DNA comparative analysis and long term research and study it's been proven that we, and all other species on the planet, have got here through a series of evolving changes. Yes there is still missing information and there is still more to learn, but that doesn't stop evolution being a fact. Of course there's always room for error and there's always the opportunity to prove it wrong, but that's the beauty of science. It's always open to new evidence and change. However, all the evidence at hand points towards evolution being a fact.

    Here's a very basic explanation from the late great Carl Sagan. You could also try looking into Richard Dawkins. Dawkins can be a bit of an ass but he has an immense amount of knowledge on the subject.



    And here's a Dawkins lecture.



    edit : Oh, and if you don't mind doing a bit of reading I highly recommend this book.

    http://www.amazon.co...duct/0345346297
     
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  20. mercluke

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    or this book: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Origin_of_Species :P