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23-01-2013, 09:27 AM
Does H.R. 41 have a chance?
House Resolution 41

RESOLUTION
Expressing support for designation of February 12, 2013, as Darwin Day and recognizing the importance of science in the betterment of humanity.

Whereas Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by the mechanism of natural selection, together with the monumental amount of scientific evidence he compiled to support it, provides humanity with a logical and intellectually compelling explanation for the diversity of life on Earth;

Whereas the validity of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection is further strongly supported by the modern understanding of the science of genetics;

Whereas it has been the human curiosity and ingenuity exemplified by Darwin that has promoted new scientific discoveries that have helped humanity solve many problems and improve living conditions;

Whereas the advancement of science must be protected from those unconcerned with the adverse impacts of global warming and climate change;

Whereas the teaching of creationism in some public schools compromises the scientific and academic integrity of the United States education systems;

Whereas Charles Darwin is a worthy symbol of scientific advancement on which to focus and around which to build a global celebration of science and humanity intended to promote a common bond among all of Earth's peoples; and

Whereas February 12, 2013, is the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin in 1809 and would be an appropriate date to designate as Darwin Day: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
(1) supports the designation of Darwin Day; and
(2) recognizes Charles Darwin as a worthy symbol on which to celebrate the achievements of reason, science, and the advancement of human knowledge.

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23-01-2013, 09:35 AM
RE: Does H.R. 41 have a chance?
Harrumph!

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23-01-2013, 09:46 AM
RE: Does H.R. 41 have a chance?
It'll be as popular as Guy Fawkes Day - and celebrated similarly.

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23-01-2013, 09:59 AM
RE: Does H.R. 41 have a chance?
Interesting. Very intervesting

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24-01-2013, 01:08 AM
RE: Does H.R. 41 have a chance?
Not a snowball's chance in Ted Haggard's gay lover's pants.

The House is controlled by the GOP which in turn is dominated with holy rollers.
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24-01-2013, 01:10 AM
RE: Does H.R. 41 have a chance?
Now, now, Brian. We all know that good ole Ted has evolved past his tendencies.

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24-01-2013, 01:50 AM
RE: Does H.R. 41 have a chance?
I am guessing that the 'contentious' global warming bit and the creation bit is in there so after long and public debate they can be dropped so the antis can claim a victory even if the Resolution goes through.

Given that most changes are approved based on financial ROI (rather than non-tangible ROI) the supporters should attempt to put a monetary value (i.e. loss of business) to "compromises the scientific and academic integrity of the United States education systems".

I am against it... "worthy symbol on which to celebrate"... that's deification!

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