Celebrate Darwin's birthday Thursday

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    We celebrate the 12th. of February as Lincoln's birthday, but he also shares the date with another man of equal influence in another field, Charles Darwin.

    Darwin 200 years later: Evolution by selection of quotations

    So it did. Darwin is in a class with Copernicus, with Einstein, in short, with the great scientific thinkers of the ages.
     
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    I would celebrate that day, but I don't believe in Darwin.
     
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    As the years go by, Darwin's theories grow weaker and less relevant
     
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    I don't think dead people appreciate parties either.
     
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    Failed science, did ya?
     
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    Nope, passed just fine with an A

    But then again, Darwinism isn't really science. Just a quack theory that feeble minded people accept.
     
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    You must have given a blowjob to the teacher to get that A 'cause you know nothing about science.
     
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    ok--which teacher here gave sunni a bj ?? fess up
     
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    I assure you, he was quite real.
     
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    "In 1986, an amicus curiae brief in the case Edwards v. Aguillard was signed by 72 US Nobel Prize winners, 17 state academies of science and 7 other scientific societies. The amicus curiae brief described why evolution was science and why creationism is not science."

    "James McCarter of Divergence Incorporated states that the work of 2001 Nobel Prize winner Leland Hartwell which has substantial implications for combating cancer relied heavily the use of evolutionary knowledge and predictions. McCarter points out that 47 of the last 50 Nobel Prizes in medicine or physiology also depended on the use of evolutionary theory."

    "In 2007 the Discovery Institute reported that about 600 scientists signed their A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism list. By contrast, a tongue-in-cheek response known as Project Steve, a list of scientists named Steve who agree that evolution is "a vital, well-supported, unifying principle of the biological sciences," has 868 Steves as of March 18, 2008. People named Steve make up approximately 1% of the total U.S. population.

    "The United States National Science Foundation statistics on US yearly science graduates demonstrate that from 1987 to 2001, the number of biological science graduates increased by 59% while the number of geological science graduates decreased by 20.5%. However, the number of geology graduates in 2001 was only 5.4% of the number of graduates in the biological sciences, while it was 10.7% of the number of biological science graduates in 1987.[131] The Science Resources Statistics Division of the National Science Foundation estimated that in 1999, there were 955,300 biological scientists in the US (about 1/3 of who hold graduate degrees). There were also 152,800 earth scientists in the US as well.[132

    Therefore, the 600 Darwin Dissenters represent about 0.054% of the estimated 1,108,100 biological and geological scientists in the US in 1999. In addition, a large fraction of the Darwin Dissenters have specialties unrelated to research on evolution; of the dissenters, three-quarters are not biologists.[133] Therefore, the roughly 150 biologist Darwin Dissenters represent about 0.0157% of the US biologists that existed in 1999. "


    It's amazing we're not still using leeches and casting out demons with all of these "feeble-minded" biologists wandering around this country.:lol:
     
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