War on Evolution Has a Price

Good article on the dangers of the anti-science bent of the current administration:

twincities.com/mld/twincitie … 663038.htm

[quote=“Vay”]Good article on the dangers of the anti-science bent of the current administration:

twincities.com/mld/twincitie … 663038.htm[/quote]

Yawn. Was the French student wearing a hijab?

the price is we have to listen to wiseass cracks from French students?

Since you guys were too lame to just read the article and instead only took the opportunity to get in a wisecrack…

[quote]Proponents of “intelligent design” in the United States are waging a war against teaching science as scientists understand it. Over the past year alone, efforts to incorporate creationist language or undermine evolution in science classrooms at public schools have emerged in at least 15 states, according to the National Center for Science Education. And an independent education foundation has concluded that science-teaching standards in 10 states fail to address evolution in a scientifically sound way. Through changes in standards and curriculum, these efforts urge students to doubt evolution — the cornerstone principle of biology, one on which there is no serious scientific debate.

This war could decimate the development of U.S. scientific talent and erode whatever competitive advantage the United States enjoys in the technology-based global economy. Already, U.S. high school students lag near the bottom in math skills compared with students in other developed nations, and high school seniors are performing worse in science than they were 10 years ago.

These trends can only worsen if students come to regard evolution as questionable or controversial. Thirty-seven percent of the high school Advanced Placement biology examination tests knowledge of evolution, evolutionary biology and heredity, according to the College Board. Students who do not thoroughly understand evolution cannot hope to succeed on this exam; they will be handicapped in competitive science courses in college and the careers that may follow.[/quote]

[quote=“Vay”]Good article on the dangers of the anti-science bent of the current administration:

twincities.com/mld/twincitie … 663038.htm[/quote]

Vay. Please don’t hold the Fwanch up as intellectual ubermensch. You’ll just go and embarrass yourself even more.

[quote]
France’s top diplomat caught in a harsh light

He has confused Taiwan with Thailand and Croatia with Kosovo and speaks no foreign language - not even English. Indeed, so gaffe-prone is the French foreign minister, Philippe Douste-Blazy, that President Jacques Chirac routinely orders a civil servant to follow him around with a recording device to keep track of all potential mishaps, according to a scathing account in the newspaper Le Monde.

n another, at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem last September, Le Monde said, Douste- Blazy stopped at a map recording the Jewish communities in European countries before and after World War II.

“Were there no Jews killed in Britain?” he asked. “But Mr. Minister, Britain was never occupied by the Nazis,” the curator replied. To which Douste-Blazy shot back: “But were no Jews expelled from Britain?” Asked Friday about the Le Monde report, a Foreign Ministry spokesman who was in Sofia with Douste-Blazy declined to comment.[/quote]

iht.com/articles/2006/04/28/news/france.php

Here’s a great French video…I guess they missed out on 4th grade science class.

pistolwimp.com/media/51151/

top scientist have long been known to find the most interesting jobs in europe,they are given much more…freedom

Haven’t been keeping up with the news, have you?

2006 Nobel Prizes

Chemistry: Roger D. Kornberg, Stanford University, USA

Physiology or Medicine: Andrew Z. Fire, Stanford University, USA and Craig C. Mello, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Physics: John C. Mather, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA and George F. Smoot, University of California
Berkeley, USA

nobelprize.org/

[quote]Vay. Please don’t hold the Fwanch up as intellectual ubermensch. You’ll just go and embarrass yourself even more.
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Actually, it is you who are embarrassing yourself by continuously missing the point. The nationality of the class is irrelevant. The point is the current anti-science bent which has siezed our country, and the danger that situation holds for our future generations.

filecabi.net/video/athe04.html

Haven’t been keeping up with the news, have you?

2006 Nobel Prizes

Chemistry: Roger D. Kornberg, Stanford University, USA

Physiology or Medicine: Andrew Z. Fire, Stanford University, USA and Craig C. Mello, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Physics: John C. Mather, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA and George F. Smoot, University of California
Berkeley, USA

nobelprize.org/[/quote]

But their works were done decades ago, when USA was a freer place than it is today.

I was offered anti-biotics from 1950’s recently, seems my doctor doesn’t believes in evolution. :slight_smile: