Author Topic: Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana  (Read 3485 times)

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(has this been posted?)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/loch-ness-monster-real-dinosaur-biology-books-taught-louisiana-school-article-1.1102340

Oh my gosh, you guys! The Loch Ness Monster is rea- wait, never mind.

Is there no end to this type of stupidity in the south? I currently live in Mississippi and we are the most religious state AND the dumbest. Hand in hand. But this, teaching The Loch Ness Monster to disprove evolution, is just pushing it.

Anyone else have some other religion in school based comparisons that are equally or more baffling?
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This is almost beyond belief.  There are more nutters per square yard in the American bible belt than in Broadmoor prison.

Thanks for posting that, Java - I need a good laugh in the morning.

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They need to be teaching about The Asmo to prove the existence of devils and demons, methink. Time to write a letter to someone, yes?  :D
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This Loch Ness Monster - do you suppose it might be some Asmo-like creature escaped from the fiords?

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They need to be teaching about The Asmo to prove the existence of devils and demons, methink. Time to write a letter to someone, yes?  :D

All you need to do is claim that you don't evolve, and I'm pretty sure you'd be in.
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This Loch Ness Monster - do you suppose it might be some Asmo-like creature escaped from the fiords?
Given it has a neck that's doubtful.
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All you need to do is claim that you don't evolve, and I'm pretty sure you'd be in.
The Asmo is eternal. No generation shift means no evolution. We are golden!  ;D
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*facepalm*  I just...I can't....I don't..... *facepalm*

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Some Christian schools eligible for vouchers are also reportedly teaching “Bible-based math,” which doesn’t include modern theories

WTF is Bible-based math?

ETA:  People always say that "math is the universal language."  Does the idea that Christians have their own special math suggest that they can't even speak the universal language?

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*facepalm*  I just...I can't....I don't..... *facepalm*

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Some Christian schools eligible for vouchers are also reportedly teaching “Bible-based math,” which doesn’t include modern theories

WTF is Bible-based math?

ETA:  People always say that "math is the universal language."  Does the idea that Christians have their own special math suggest that they can't even speak the universal language?

I'm not necessarily crazy about it, but it seems it may just be 'normal' math but with bible activities through which to learn.

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What are the "modern theories" they are leaving out?

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What are the "modern theories" they are leaving out?

The one's I've seen online are for kids from about preschool aged to maybe 7 or 8 yrs of age.  I'm sure there's A LOT of modern theories being left out at those ages.

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Do they teach that pi = 3.0?

Quote from: 1 Kings 7.23
And he made the molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and the height thereof was five cubits; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

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http://www.christianperspective.net/math/god-and-math/  *raised eyebrow*

Did you guys know that if god wasn't busy holding it together up there, 1+1 might not = 2.  What is, at it's essence, counting, apparently works because god created it and keeps it faithful.  I can't figure out what would happen if god wasn't holding it together for us.  1+1 could = 3. but does that mean that we just use the word 3 to convey the concept of 2, or does it mean that an extra thing popped up as a function of being added, but even if that were the case, wouldn't we just add another 1 anyway and call it 3?   ???

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^ This explains how the trinity can exist:  1+1+1=1, if god says so.

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What are the "modern theories" they are leaving out?
Gravity. The Asmo has always claimed it to be modernist bullshit.  :D
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