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27-03-2016, 03:40 AM (This post was last modified: 27-03-2016 03:45 AM by Krypttonigt.)
Arabian students lose their minds at learning about evolution for the first time
First, a quick bit of background. I teach English as a Foreign Language at a school in South Africa which is attended by dozens of students from around the globe, including countries such as Brazil, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Angola to name just a few.

In my one class I teach a group mainly consisting of Muslims from Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Iran, ages 20-25. If you're not aware of it already, people from those countries lead lives that are intellectually cut-off from the rest of the world: for example schools/society don't teach them basic things like World War II, Nelson Mandela, the Holocaust etc. Instead they focus mainly on teaching Arab/Islamic propaganda/revisionism and hammering in the idea that THE QURAN IS THE BE-ALL AND END-ALL OF EVERYTHING Facepalm
(Now I'm not saying that they're bad PEOPLE, some of the nicest guys I've met come from these places, but their governments are most definitely screwed up)

I probably shouldn't have been surprised, knowing all this, but last week Thursday one of the Brazilians in my class brought up evolution and I had to explain what it is...what followed was a level of shock, disbelief and total outrage that even I wasn't prepared for Ohmy

Dealing with that bunch and trying to educate them on a biological fact as totally basic and fundamental as evolution of the species was eye-opening to say the least. Even showing evidence (via my smartboard) was met with scorn, silly accusations of 'it's just your OPINION' and flat-out denial. All while getting very worked up that facts contradict their 'all-powerful, all-knowing' Quran The Titanic

In the end one or two of them conceded that evolution could be a thing, but ONLY the Quranic version of 'evolution' which says that thousands of years ago humans were gigantically tall, had a lifespan of centuries and gradually shrunk down until the size we are today....Banana_zorro Facepalm

Later that night I skimming some Youtube videos and found this brilliant Dawkins clip that sums up my feelings of this whole event perfectly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0sszxXlzlY

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27-03-2016, 03:51 AM
RE: Arabian students lose their minds at learning about evolution for the first time
(27-03-2016 03:40 AM)Krypttonigt Wrote:  First, a quick bit of background. I teach English as a Foreign Language at a school in South Africa which is attended by dozens of students from around the globe, including countries such as Brazil, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Angola to name just a few.

In my one class I teach a group mainly consisting of Muslims from Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Iran, ages 20-25. If you're not aware of it already, people from those countries lead lives that are intellectually cut-off from the rest of the world: for example schools/society don't teach them basic things like World War II, Nelson Mandela, the Holocaust etc. Instead they focus mainly on teaching Arab/Islamic propaganda/revisionism and hammering in the idea that THE QURAN IS THE BE-ALL AND END-ALL OF EVERYTHING Facepalm
(Now I'm not saying that they're bad PEOPLE, some of the nicest guys I've met come from these places, but their governments are most definitely screwed up)

I probably shouldn't have been surprised, knowing all this, but last week Thursday one of the Brazilians in my class brought up evolution and I had to explain what it is...what followed was a level of shock, disbelief and total outrage that even I wasn't prepared for Ohmy

Dealing with that bunch and trying to educate them on a biological fact as totally basic and fundamental as evolution of the species was eye-opening to say the least. Even showing evidence (via my smartboard) was met with scorn, silly accusations of 'it's just your OPINION' and flat-out denial. All while getting very worked up that facts contradict their 'all-powerful, all-knowing' Quran The Titanic

In the end one or two of them conceded that evolution could be a thing, but ONLY the Quranic version of 'evolution' which says that thousands of years ago humans were gigantically tall, had a lifespan of centuries and gradually shrunk down until the size we are today....Banana_zorro Facepalm

Later that night I skimming some Youtube videos and found this brilliant Dawkins clip that sums up my feelings of this whole event perfectly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0sszxXlzlY

That video is blocked in the UK.

Here's a link which does work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtMEg4vZLY0

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27-03-2016, 04:01 AM
RE: Arabian students lose their minds at learning about evolution for the first time
Why is this in the Help section???

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27-03-2016, 11:33 AM
RE: Arabian students lose their minds at learning about evolution for the first time
(27-03-2016 04:01 AM)Banjo Wrote:  Why is this in the Help section???

Probably error. Thread moved.


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27-03-2016, 01:10 PM
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(27-03-2016 11:33 AM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(27-03-2016 04:01 AM)Banjo Wrote:  Why is this in the Help section???

Probably error. Thread moved.

Thanks, it was those pesky internet gremlins Thumbsup

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27-03-2016, 02:37 PM
RE: Arabian students lose their minds at learning about evolution for the first time
Channel 4 can suck my balls...

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27-03-2016, 02:43 PM
RE: Arabian students lose their minds at learning about evolution for the first time
Hey, maybe some of those guys learned something new apart from the language lesson this time Smile Nice going.

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27-03-2016, 02:50 PM
RE: Arabian students lose their minds at learning about evolution for the first time
That Ahmed Clock Boy shit pisses me right off. The deception is just so blatantly obvious...

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27-03-2016, 03:14 PM
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I'm surprised they didn't cave your head in for spreading such heresy. Consider

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27-03-2016, 04:45 PM
RE: Arabian students lose their minds at learning about evolution for the first time
No matter how much they objected, they now have a seed planted in their brain....

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