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17-09-2015, 11:57 AM (This post was last modified: 17-09-2015 12:04 PM by Full Circle.)
Alabama...welcome to the 19th century!
Alabama will require students to learn about evolution, climate change

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/09...dents.html

One small step at a time I suppose.

(This is the same state that has the US Space and Rocket Center http://rocketcenter.com, go figure)

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17-09-2015, 12:01 PM
RE: Alabama...welcome to the 19th century!
(17-09-2015 11:57 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  Alabama will require students to learn about evolution, climate change

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/09...dents.html

One small step at a time I suppose.

Hmm. I really have no words.


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17-09-2015, 12:27 PM
RE: Alabama...welcome to the 19th century!
Some more from my adopted State.

“If a bill by Republican Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (one of the most powerful unindicted members of the Alabama Legislature) actually passes, citizens would soon vote not only on a long-debated state lottery, but on actual casino gambling at four dog tracks, with slot machines and table games like blackjack and roulette."

http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015...the_b.html

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17-09-2015, 12:33 PM
RE: Alabama...welcome to the 19th century!
(17-09-2015 11:57 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  (This is the same state that has the US Space and Rocket Center http://rocketcenter.com, go figure)

When the government needs large plots of land cheap without too may neighbors that will complain about noise, places like this are where they get it at. Every single active duty Army base I've ever trained at has been in the middle of bumfuck nowhere on swamp or some other type of undesirable land.

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17-09-2015, 12:40 PM
RE: Alabama...welcome to the 19th century!
I'm glad to hear that Alabama may be coming out of the dark ages.
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17-09-2015, 12:46 PM
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(17-09-2015 12:33 PM)yakherder Wrote:  
(17-09-2015 11:57 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  (This is the same state that has the US Space and Rocket Center http://rocketcenter.com, go figure)

When the government needs large plots of land cheap without too may neighbors that will complain about noise, places like this are where they get it at. Every single active duty Army base I've ever trained at has been in the middle of bumfuck nowhere on swamp or some other type of undesirable land.

Fortunately for those of us who live here that's not the case. The reason NASA is in Huntsville is because the area reminded Von Braun of Bavaria.

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17-09-2015, 12:55 PM
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I was taught evolution at my Alabama public high school - it was 1999-2000 school year when I took biology. However, notes were sent home to parents advising them that we were about to learn about it, and it gave parents an opportunity to have their child "opt out."

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17-09-2015, 12:56 PM
RE: Alabama...welcome to the 19th century!
(17-09-2015 12:40 PM)Black Eagle Wrote:  I'm glad to hear that Alabama may be coming out of the dark ages.

I wouldn't go that far.

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17-09-2015, 01:09 PM
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(17-09-2015 12:55 PM)Nurse Wrote:  I was taught evolution at my Alabama public high school - it was 1999-2000 school year when I took biology. However, notes were sent home to parents advising them that we were about to learn about it, and it gave parents an opportunity to have their child "opt out."

I had biology here in the 70s. There were no notes or opt out options. I guess we are actually going backwards.

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17-09-2015, 01:27 PM (This post was last modified: 17-09-2015 05:17 PM by Full Circle.)
RE: Alabama...welcome to the 19th century!
I like to think it can only get better...but I delude myself quite often.

The thing is it’s not only Alabama that is trying to catch up with the latest in human knowledge, but there is a huge swath of the American population that is woefully ignorant and this group isn’t bound by State borders. In fact it cuts across State borders like a hot knife through cream cheese.

Alabama is a whipping boy, and rightfully so, but anyone that lives in the US only has to knock on a neighbor’s door to find out that these folks surround us. That they will vote in the upcoming presidential election and that to them Trump is a perfectly viable candidate. My mind reels from the implications.

Anyway back to education, as a nation we must do a better job of educating our children but how do we do this when opting out of biology is allowed? The religious put on their anti-knowledge suit of armor and instruct their children likewise. It is vile and can only lead us towards bitter strife and witch hunts.

Rant for the day.

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