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MidnightVoice



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 21 2006,09:02   

I aologise if we have had this before

http://www.newscientist.com/article....on.html

Human beings, as we know them, developed from earlier species of animals: true or false? This simple question is splitting America apart, with a growing proportion thinking that we did not descend from an ancestral ape. A survey of 32 European countries, the US and Japan has revealed that only Turkey is less willing than the US to accept evolution as fact.

Religious fundamentalism, bitter partisan politics and poor science education have all contributed to this denial of evolution in the US, says Jon Miller of Michigan State University in East Lansing, who conducted the survey with his colleagues. "The US is the only country in which [the teaching of evolution] has been politicised," he says. "Republicans have clearly adopted this as one of their wedge issues. In most of the world, this is a non-issue

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If I fly the coop some time
And take nothing but a grip
With the few good books that really count
It's a necessary trip

I'll be gone with the girl in the gold silk jacket
The girl with the pearl-driller's hands

  
MidnightVoice



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 21 2006,09:06   



I hope this works

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If I fly the coop some time
And take nothing but a grip
With the few good books that really count
It's a necessary trip

I'll be gone with the girl in the gold silk jacket
The girl with the pearl-driller's hands

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 21 2006,10:42   

It was on PT a week and a half ago:

Well, at least we beat Turkey

  
jeannot



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 21 2006,10:50   

What's the difference between "not true" and "false" from a scientific point of view?

Not true = unproved?

  
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