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Old 06-07-2012, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mention creationism, and many scientists think of the United States, where efforts to limit the teaching of evolution have made headway in a couple of states1. But the successes are modest compared with those in South Korea, where the anti-evolution sentiment seems to be winning its battle with mainstream science.

A petition to remove references to evolution from high-school textbooks claimed victory last month after the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) revealed that many of the publishers would produce revised editions that exclude examples of the evolution of the horse or of avian ancestor Archaeopteryx. The move has alarmed biologists, who say that they were not consulted. “The ministry just sent the petition out to the publishing companies and let them judge,” says Dayk Jang, an evolutionary scientist at Seoul National University.

The campaign was led by the Society for Textbook Revise (STR), which aims to delete the “error” of evolution from textbooks to “correct” students’ views of the world, according to the society’s website. The society says that its members include professors of biology and high-school science teachers.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: South Korea surrenders to creationist demands

Shows how wrong one's preconceptions can be. I always imagined South Korea to be a secular country.

Any "science teacher" that advocates something like that is a charlatan - although I guess I should be careful of making culturally-biased value judgements... but still...
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Any "science teacher" that advocates something like that is a charlatan - although I guess I should be careful of making culturally-biased value judgements... but still...
I don't know if I'd say charlatan. One can be a creationist and still be qualified to hold a job as a science teacher. I don't exactly agree with the theory, nor do I hold it in high regard, but I think fear of Darwinism is one of those things that one should disappointingly accept, given that it seems to recede gradually, or at least has over the last hundred years.
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I always imagined South Korea to be a secular country.
I'm pretty sure it is one of the hot spots for Christian missionaries to hit.

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One can be a creationist and still be qualified to hold a job as a science teacher.
One can be a creationist and a qualified biology teacher by believing that evolution is god's tool for creation.

One can not be anti-evolution and a qualified biology teacher. To do so would be to teach faith based science which is a horribly dangerous lesson. It would be better to teach faith based religion and not teach science at all than to teach science wrongly.

I believe the current pope believes in both creation and evolution.
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One can not be anti-evolution and a qualified biology teacher. To do so would be to teach faith based science which is a horribly dangerous lesson. It would be better to teach faith based religion and not teach science at all than to teach science wrongly.
I didn't mean to imply that I agreed with actually teaching creationism or editing out mentions of evolution, only that a scientist who is a creationist is not necessarily a charlatan.
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This is sad. Not just for the poor kids being taught incorrect nonsense but also for reputation of the entire country. Removing evolution and calling it an error is completely dishonest. Teaching unproven, untested and untrue nonsense about god poofing the world into existence is just pathetic and cowardly.


@DN- No he was right, a charlatan. Any person of science who denies evolution and supports creationism is being dishonest and not following the scientific method, the core of science.

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Rating me down without discussing it? Talk about cowardly steven.

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I'm not even religious either, but this comment bothers me a bit.
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Some people heavily believe in that stuff and its their choice whether they think it is true or not. Whatever holy scripture their religion is based on is enough "proof" for them.
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As Supreme Commander of the Universe, my position is and always has been geared toward equality.
Equality is what we want, not any one ideology ruling over all.

I'm talking about that thing we all know deep down inside us, pure and brilliant as the Sun and solid as mathematics; universally true from any point of view.
Remember: peace above all, on our path toward equality.

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I'm not even religious either, but this comment bothers me a bit.


Some people heavily believe in that stuff and its their choice whether they think it is true or not. Whatever holy scripture their religion is based on is enough "proof" for them.
I realize that. But when you remove testable scientific theories from schools and replace them with untestable myths it's wrong. This group is campaigning to remove evolution and replace it with creationism. Their evidence for creationism? The bible. So if they succeed science text books can just be replaced with bibles. Any questions about our origins can be answered with "god did it". Also this only means the christian origin story. They will not be teaching the stories of the countless other religions because they think theirs is the only correct one, based on nothing but the bible. Can you see why this would bother some people?

If people wanna teach their kids that creationism is true then fine, do that at home or at church. They should not be allowed to take over school classes where facts and evidence are supposed to be the basis of their courses. Right?

Remove "untrue" from the part you quoted and my sentence is perfectly fine. That's just my frustration leaking into my post.




Tenser watches Friends? Of all the shows he could be watching he chooses that? Wow.

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You can't argue against creationism is untestable and unprovable.
Science by definition must be testable and provable.

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its their choice whether they think it is true or not.
Absolutely correct, however you are confusing their personal choice to believe something and forcing public schools to teach something to all children. Huge difference.
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On 'holy' books:

I once wanted to believe; I mean that on their surface they seem to be all about peace and equality, but once you dig a bit deeper what you will inevitably find is that they are systems of control which have obviously been set up by people.

Proof of this fact is seen in several ways:

1. They all contradict and oppose each other in an interlocking fashion.
If they were in fact the teachings of a loving god this would automatically become impossible, as they would be then coming from one source and containing only one message.

2. None of them seem to allow a person not to believe, and in fact most seem to label non - believers as the most evil of people {or at least somehow deceived}.

3. Despite the surface image of peace and equality they all seem to have sections describing how opposing ideologies must be destroyed and, as in the case of the bible, they go into great detail about how to smite them 'including the animals in the field, right to the last blade of grass'.
Goes double for atheists.

Sorry but that's what I call evil.
Furthermore I think 'organized' religion is holding us ALL back in both a social and an evolutionary sense {Saudi Arabia springs instantly to mind, as does Rome} and we'll all be better off once it's gone completely.
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On 'holy' books:

I once wanted to believe; I mean that on their surface they seem to be all about peace and equality, but once you dig a bit deeper what you will inevitably find is that they are systems of control which have obviously been set up by people.

Proof of this fact is seen in several ways:

1. They all contradict and oppose each other in an interlocking fashion.
If they were in fact the teachings of a loving god this would automatically become impossible, as they would be then coming from one source and containing only one message.

2. None of them seem to allow a person not to believe, and in fact most seem to label non - believers as the most evil of people {or at least somehow deceived}.

3. Despite the surface image of peace and equality they all seem to have sections describing how opposing ideologies must be destroyed and, as in the case of the bible, they go into great detail about how to smite them 'including the animals in the field, right to the last blade of grass'.
Goes double for atheists.

Sorry but that's what I call evil.
Furthermore I think 'organized' religion is holding us ALL back in both a social and an evolutionary sense {Saudi Arabia springs instantly to mind, as does Rome} and we'll all be better off once it's gone completely.
'Your gods are imaginary, and your scriptures are lies.'
- Pat Condell
Maybe we just have multiple gods saying they're the only one and
that they are all seeking to completely control humans, which is
why we have all the religious wars.

Or we could just be crazy.
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Re: South Korea surrenders to creationist demands

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Or we could just be crazy.

thats where i'd put my money
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:26 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Re: South Korea surrenders to creationist demands

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Maybe we just have multiple gods saying they're the only one and
that they are all seeking to completely control humans, which is
why we have all the religious wars.
Now that's a frightening thought .. and I imagine them bidding 'Quatloos' on the winners of those battles.




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Or we could just be crazy.

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thats where i'd put my money
I'm not saying anyone is crazy or trying to imply that belief in religion automatically makes one insane; in fact what I am saying is I think religion is deliberately causing conflict between us = and THAT's what's crazy!~
{we're all nuts in one way or another, most of us are just afraid to admit it because of the social implications - and that's the truth}

We're all alone within ourselves and so it is only natural to seek answers to the big questions, like 'why are we here?' - that sort of thing.
As Humans we have a need for points of reference, definitions, and understandings about the nature of our reality - and it is by those measures that we gain understanding and can then move forward.
{in theory, that is}

However, from what I understand, it seems that 1/3 of the population has a 'jesus gene' that gives them a NEED for belief in a higher power.
Furthermore I hear these people can have 'religious orgasms' - meaning to say that they actually get sexual pleasure from prayer.
Let's see science top that, and until it can I have little hope people with the 'jesus gene' are likely to become willing to acknowledge scientific facts as they are; they'll continue to insist that the bible {or whatever 'holy book'} must be the word of god, because it says so - therefore it MUST BE the word of god, because it says so - therefore it MUST BE .. and round and round we'll go, for all eternity.

Any argument to the contrary is redundant, as no amount of convincing scientific evidence can possibly cut through willing ignorance.

Ultimately it comes down to the church leaders who are responsible for this whole mess; they know the real truth and it seems their primary function is to keep people as far away as possible from it, fighting and killing each other ... and no one dares say anything about it out of fear, taught to us from childhood = we don't talk about politics or religion, because it may upset people .. {and may actually accomplish something for once, heaven forbid!}

Can you say conspiracy? = oh man, don't get me started.
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Sorry that's a way off topic in a way, and I do tend to get ranty when either religion or politics are being discussed.

I just want you all to know that I wish you all peace on the path toward equality.

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Re: South Korea surrenders to creationist demands

Pfft...this could have all been avoided if 60 years ago, we went ahead and let those godless commies conquer South Korea. Now look where it has gotten us.
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