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Fundamentalists Set Sights on New Target: Gravity

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  1. llad12

    llad12 IncGamers Member

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    Fundamentalists Set Sights on New Target: Gravity

    Unsatisfied with now being able to read a disclaimer on evolution in their high school biology classes, parents of students in Dover, Pennsylvania are now attempting to reach farther into the public school curriculum:


    Swift Report

    Fundamentalists ... doncha luv 'em? :rolleyes:
     
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    giantpinkbunnyhead IncGamers Member

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    I am speechless... I am now officially ashamed to be a member of the same race as these complete morons.
     
  3. bigD72

    bigD72 IncGamers Member

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    A part of me just died.
     
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    DrunkCajun Banned

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    I think it's great. We should go after evaporation next. Rain happens because it's God's will, none of this nonsense about invisible particles of water somehow floating up into the sky and falling back down again! We'd drown if that were the case! Water in the air? Preposterous!

    Down with reason!
     
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    You do know that this is satire right, llad? The Dover, PA school board decided last October to teach Intelligent Design as an 'alternative' theory to evolution.
     
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    DrunkCajun Banned

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    I think the fact that so many of us didn't blink at it and assumed that it was real without question says something about our nation today...

    If in fact it is satire. Because I still wouldn't be too shocked to open my Washington Post tomorrow morning and see a story on it.
     
  7. llad12

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    Oh, you took all the fun out of it!

    All one had to do was read on down in the article.

    ;)
     
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    Why would we ever read the whole article and not trust you to not quote it out of context?
     
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    :lol:

    Good stuff, llad12. :thumbsup:
     
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    "I don't want to say that these people are idiots but they obviously don't know a whole hell of a lot about physics."

    Says it all. And while this is satire, I for one would not be surprised to see things like this popping up in the near future :eek:

    -Matt
     
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    The related stories are even better. "You descended from apes, sucka!"

    Although the truth is much scarier:

    Um, hello? The creation myths in Genesis are based on Egyptian creation myths (The J author follows ideas from Heliopolis; the P author ideas from Thebes, which accounts for many of the variations/contradictions in the Biblical creation myth). It's scientific fact. Now we are getting into the "believe your priest over Biblical scholars on the Bible" / "believe the weatherman over a physicist on special relativity" territory. And "believe the Pope over biologists on evolution" / "believe nut-case-Holocaust-denying websites over historians on Jews during WWII."
     
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    I agree!

    Who needs cause and effect!

    Nothing should be attempted to be explained/proven, we should just point at the sky and say "It is God's work".
     
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    Are these people from the same church that tried to expel 5 worshipers for not voting for Bush in the last elections?
     
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    *Moves Philly, Allentown, and Pittsburgh out of PA*

    Okay guys nuke away.

    I'm ashamed to be from the same state as these morons.
     
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    *drags Scranton with us*


    Newton never got his ideas on gravity from an apple falling on his head, anyway. It's a story just like Washington and the cherry trees. And, if I'm not mistaken, the Universal Law of Gravity is a law, it is a broad statement true for every instance known to man. Sure, there are theories that say it's false, but not one of the theories has been proven yet. I say we test the law of gravity on the morons' heads with cinder blocks...may knock some sense into them.
     
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    Did we forget it's satire?
     
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    Yes.

    Fire Le Missiles.
     
  18. axeil

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    Nope, I've just always wanted an excuse for the big PA cities to seperate from the state. It'll be the War of Northern Agression all over. Only instead of northern agression it'll be "everyone agression." Sounds like a fun time. Whose up for it?
     
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    um, I'm pretty busy this week, how's next thursday?


    oh, and that was a good read. you actually had me going for a little bit.
     
  20. myleftfoot

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    Why the hell not? We'll just have to let them do what they want to because they'll keep on saying God had a part to play in it. Who can argue with that? No one really cause God is built on faith (and there in the beauty lies).
     

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