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Old 12-19-2012, 01:11 PM
BigAppleBucky BigAppleBucky is offline
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Is it OKAY to congratulate a political body here?

The Orleans Parish School Board in Louisiana Just Voted to Ban Creationism (and distorted history) from Their Schools

Nice job folks.

I'd call this an anti-pitting or unpitting.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendl...their-schools/

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No history textbook shall be approved which has been adjusted in accordance with the State of Texas revisionist guidelines nor shall any science textbook be approved which presents creationism or intelligent design as science or scientific theories.
So they avoid teaching religion as science and also avoid teaching history as "revised" by the idiots in Texas.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:20 PM
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I'd call this an anti-pitting or unpitting.
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I'd call it an MPSIMS thread.

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Old 12-19-2012, 01:31 PM
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Hallelujah!
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:02 PM
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Three (a trinity of) Cheers to them!
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:09 PM
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Damn, that's fantastic. A victory for knowledge and science.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:27 PM
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I'd call it an MPSIMS thread.

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Hardly seems pointless to me. Deep in the South going against the anti-science crowd probably takes a good deal of political courage.

My knowledge of Texas historical revisionism is very vague, but I seem to recall they were characterizing slavery as good for the slaves and were very pro manifest destiny so that shoving natives aside was deemed a good thing.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:43 PM
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Is it OK if we pit the fact that it's actually necessary for there to be a vote against creationism in a science curriculum?
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:46 PM
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Hardly seems pointless to me. Deep in the South going against the anti-science crowd probably takes a good deal of political courage.

My knowledge of Texas historical revisionism is very vague, but I seem to recall they were characterizing slavery as good for the slaves and were very pro manifest destiny so that shoving natives aside was deemed a good thing.
Don't forget we Texans know that this country was founded as a Christian Nation and made sure it was put in the History books as such. Just don't bother to read what the Founding Fathers wrote on the subject and what the Constitution says. We are Texas, we a right so there

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Old 12-21-2012, 02:27 PM
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It's good to remember that the world is full of sane people even if you don't hear as much about them as you do about the more newsworthy among us.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:42 AM
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It's good to remember that the world is full of sane people even if you don't hear as much about them as you do about the more newsworthy among us.
"Among us"? Are you "newsworthy"?
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:17 AM
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"Among us"? Are you "newsworthy"?
Not with regard to teaching religion in science class, I'd like to think, but some of my other views might warrant a headline once in a while.
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