Senator Asks For Proof Of Evolution, Doesn't Actually Understand What It Is

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http://www.upworthy.com/senator-ask...covers-he-doesnt-actually-understand-what?g=2
Wikipedia defines evolution as "the change in the inherited characteristics of biological populations over successive generations." Creationism, on the other hand, is defined as "the religious belief that life, the Earth, and the universe are the creation of a supernatural being."
Key difference: Evolution is part of science. Creationism is part of belief systems.

In Louisiana, a movement to help get creationism taught in science classes hit a snag when this snappy teacher decided to stand up and explain how it isn't actually science. As the state senator starts asking questions, it becomes clear that he doesn't actually know how evolution works...


For those playing the home game, the senator had evolution backwards. His understanding of evolution is that all creatures eventually turn into humans, whereas in reality, it's that one common ancestor split off in a billion directions, with humans becoming just one arbitrary direction of billions of potential outcomes.
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If you really must tell students that some people believe in creationism, just do it in social studies class.
 

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If you really must tell students that some people believe in creationism, just do it in social studies class.
Can't... the power of Christ compels them. Creationism must be taught as science... because Jesus.
 

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Maybe we should send him some.

 

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Can't... the power of Christ compels them. Creationism must be taught as science... because Jesus.
No, because attention. This is the same as assholes that sue over a manger scene. They want their point of view validated by the government. That's all there is too it.
 

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No, he's always like this.

(Honestly, I didn't want to get involved in this thread, but I liked the opening too much. And with that, I'm out.)
 

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"Darwin's Theory of Evolution"

Like Jesus' Theory of I'm God?

I don't know what rhetorical point that is supposed to score. Does it imply worshipping of Darwin?

"Pfft, you wash your hands and cover your mouth and nose with the crook of your elbow when you cough and sneeze. What a fruit! I bet you don't think God and Satan make people sick and believe in that French faggot, Pasteur, and his fancy-dancy little GERM THEORY."

It isn't just "because Jesus." For a very long time the reason for say, milk going sour was "Because Satan."
 

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No, that usually happens in the Senate or the House when some absolute dullard starts asking for "proof beyond a shadow of a doubt" about a well-established theory in science but can't even get to a clear and convincing status of evidence that Jesus even existed as a person, much less was God, much less died and came back to life and went back to the "Heavens" to cure people of "sin." Could that senator "prove beyond a shadow of a doubt" the existence of so-called "sin" or the existence of an "eternal soul" or the existence of the places that souls could go to?

Edit: This is not about science, this is about Christianity and sneaking "Because Jesus" into science classrooms. I.D. Theory doesn't go out of the way to point out that in no way, shape or form would an "Intelligent Designer" necessarily be the Christian God or any idea of a God being worshipped today and the an overwhelming majority of the world doesn't consider the world to have been created by the Christian God. Would this senator be pleased if a Muslim was teaching intelligent design and using arguments from the "Science" contained in the Koran to buttress his arguments? But an I.D. proponent would be praised by that Senator if he quoted from Genesis or talked about the quaint and crackpot understanding of cosmology and evolution held by early Chrstian Church thinkers like Anselm, Aquinas, St. Augustine, etc.
 
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Glad the consensus is that the real threat to the republic is a guy who didn't pay attention in science class.
 

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Glad the consensus is that the real threat to the republic is a guy who didn't pay attention in science class.
He shouldve just prayed to have creationism taught as science, this way when God answers his prayer because of all the super Christians voting yes he can say that his prayer to jeebus being answered is proof God exisits.
 

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I had this bookmarked...




And your response...



Don is self-smashing.
One guy in Louisiana does not represent an entire party, nor an entire religion.

Like I said, it's the flip side of assholes that sue over crosses at the 9/11 memorial. Trying to get government to declare him the winner. If people ignored these idiots, they'd go away. Instead, the rubes on both sides get worked into a lather like a bunch of retarded wolverines.
 

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Glad the consensus is that the real threat to the republic is a guy who didn't pay attention in science class.
I didn't say anything about and threats to any republic.

I was just pointing out to you one more Republican politician who is using the Bible to set policy and have his point of view validated by the government... something you previously denied was happening, but have now apparently come to acknowledge is indeed happening.
 

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One guy in Louisiana does not represent an entire party, nor an entire religion.

Like I said, it's the flip side of assholes that sue over crosses at the 9/11 memorial. Trying to get government to declare him the winner. If people ignored these idiots, they'd go away. Instead, the rubes on both sides get worked into a lather like a bunch of retarded wolverines.
No, Donald... if you ignore these Because Jesus REPUBLICAN(they're always Republicans... coincidence?)assholes, they sneak their religious ignorance into the law books and the science classrooms of public schools. That's exactly what this particular REPUBLICAN asshole did, and that's what many, many REPUBLICAN assholes have done... and will continue to keep doing for as long as they are ignored rather than challenged.
 

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Go ahead. Vote for the guys who want to take away every right you have because your hatred of Christians is so extreme.

You're Alex Jones with different conspiracies.
 

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Go ahead. Vote for the guys who want to take away every right you have because your hatred of Christians is so extreme.
Oh, I would vote for a fiscally-conservative foaming-at-the-mouth Republican Because Jesuser LONG before I would ever vote for an atheist "givesdemdat" Democrat.

But then I'd go ahead and call out that same Republican on his religious horseshit. You see... because I can do that. I'm not a Republican cult Kool-Aid guzzler like yourself. I can criticize Republicans, because party politics isn't a religion for me... like it is with you.
 

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Oh, I would vote for a fiscally-conservative foaming-at-the-mouth Republican Because Jesuser LONG before I would ever vote for an atheist "givesdemdat" Democrat.

But then I'd go ahead and call out that same Republican on his religious horseshit. You see... because I can do that. I'm not a Republican cult Kool-Aid guzzler like yourself. I can criticize Republicans, because party politics isn't a religion for me... like it is with you.
Except I did criticize him. Bookmark that.