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Quote (oldmanintheskydidntdoit @ Sep. 08 2007,04:48)
I know they've been around a long time and the UK goverment has come out against ID and Creationism in the classroom but some of their proposed "lesson" plans are simply unbelievable.
Natural Selection    
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Carry out a simulation of selection. Use red and green plastic
cocktail sticks - a hundred of each colour will be required.
Randomly distribute the sticks in a 15 x 15 m square of grass
before the lesson.
 In groups of 6 learners, ask pupils to act as ‘song thrushes’
predating the red and green ‘Cepaea snails’. They are allowed to
predate for 30 sec’s to collect as many snails as possible. Results
are scored individually. Repeat a number of times and total the
number of ‘snails’ predated for each of the ‘birds’.
 The selective advantage of the green snails should be evident.
Provide some real (second-hand) data to confirm this. Emphasize
that this particular example does not involve the formation of any
new species
and note that this is not proper evidence for Darwin’s
hypothesis of universal common ancestry


From a fossil "lesson plan"
 
Homology

IC
 
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Irreducible complexity has sometimes been illustrated using a mousetrap. Research this on the
internet and write 150 words summarising arguments for and against.


The website claims ID is being treated "unfairly" but uses language like this
 
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By contrasting molecules-to-man evolution with a view of species fixity which is impossible to hold scientifically, textbooks misrepresent the choice faced by pupils in their beliefs about their own origins.

Very FTK.

Their conclusion is
 
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The ways in which some textbooks present evolution and its alternatives are neither fair nor scientific. Rather than teaching pupils to think critically,  these textbooks are indoctrinating them using poor arguments. School children should be given the opportunity to properly understand different views on our origins, so that they can come to well informed conclusions about this important issue.

If all of the above was honestly followed, children would laugh IDC out of the classroom.

These people make me feel so ill inside. That they have the gall to accuse the honest side of what they are doing appalls me.

And you'd think I'd be accustomed to it after two years.

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Carry out a simulation of selection. Use red and green plastic
cocktail sticks - a hundred of each colour will be required.
Randomly distribute the sticks in a 15 x 15 m square of grass
before the lesson.
 In groups of 6 learners, ask pupils to act as ‘song thrushes’
predating the red and green ‘Cepaea snails’. They are allowed to
predate for 30 sec’s to collect as many snails as possible. Results
are scored individually. Repeat a number of times and total the
number of ‘snails’ predated for each of the ‘birds’.
 The selective advantage of the green snails should be evident.
Provide some real (second-hand) data to confirm this. Emphasize
that this particular example does not involve the formation of any
new species
and note that this is not proper evidence for Darwin’s
hypothesis of universal common ancestry



This is especially greasy. And I can do this too:

In groups of six, have pupils design mousetraps. Emphasize that this particular example does not involve the creation of any new species and note that this is not proper evidence for Dembski's hypothesis of intelligent design.

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Occasionally, fake fossils have been artificially produced. Examples include ‘Piltdown man’ and some
Chinese fossils. How have the fakes been detected? What motivated the fakers? Has anyone ever mistaken a
genuine fossil for a fake? Research and write a 200 word essay.


SAY WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY, YOU SHITS. You want kids to think that maybe scientists are wrong about everything? Say it, cowards!

The church seriously needs to crack down on these wankers, or Jesus won't have any credibility left.

  
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