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04-02-2013, 12:51 PM
RE: Evolution warning label in college
(14-01-2013 04:09 PM)thewellkeptwoman Wrote:  I had it the other way around. I had an instructor who, despite his Ph.D. in Biology and his wife being a doctor (he was instructing A & P) was still telling us that he didn't believe in evolution because evolution teaches that we come from nothing.

When the surveys came in I put "please check this instructor's credentials, he needs to go back to Biology I and II."

If you come out of those classes still saying what he did, you either didn't listen, or you didn't care what was being taught.

Wow that's pathetic. That would be like one of us going to church and preaching every Sunday. We should not have religious people teaching biology classes or classes that have anything to do with evolution or the age of the earth. I would feel ripped off if I went to university and had one of them teaching me.

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24-04-2013, 05:15 PM
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Today, my biological anthropology professor was giving us a lesson on early human species. He said that he had had a rather shocking moment during his grad school days when he typed "Homo erectus" into google images. He clicked on the first benign image and was horrified that google had pulled up stuff for "homo erections." The funny thing is this was back in the day when a person couldn't click off from a page due to an avalanche of pop ups. Every time he would close one, two or three more would pop up in its place. He was worried that his grad school adviser would walk in any moment, so he tried to turn off the lap top. That didn't work, so he tore the power cord from the back. That didn't work because of the battery, so he tore that out.
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24-04-2013, 05:20 PM
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(24-04-2013 05:15 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  Today, my biological anthropology professor was giving us a lesson on early human species. He said that he had had a rather shocking moment during his grad school days when he typed "Homo erectus" into google images. He clicked on the first benign image and was horrified that google had pulled up stuff for "homo erections." The funny thing is this was back in the day when a person couldn't click off from a page due to an avalanche of pop ups. Every time he would close one, two or three more would pop up in its place. He was worried that his grad school adviser would walk in any moment, so he tried to turn off the lap top. That didn't work, so he tore the power cord from the back. That didn't work because of the battery, so he tore that out.

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24-04-2013, 05:42 PM
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Sounds like a great professor! Certainly seems that he has listened to the arguments and wants to set the stage right from the start that he is teaching science and not myth.

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23-08-2015, 09:22 PM
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It seems strange to me that one thing people keep saying is that evolution is the majority view, as if being the majority view is what gives it its explanatory power. The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection may have some aspects that are still being hotly debated, but its core is the basis of biological science today. Even if only 2 person agreed on its soundness that would not make it any less right. Majority rule is not a viable reason for science. The Theory stands its own merits.
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24-08-2015, 02:29 PM
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(23-08-2015 09:22 PM)TheWorkingMansIntellectual Wrote:  It seems strange to me that one thing people keep saying is that evolution is the majority view, as if being the majority view is what gives it its explanatory power. The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection may have some aspects that are still being hotly debated, but its core is the basis of biological science today. Even if only 2 person agreed on its soundness that would not make it any less right. Majority rule is not a viable reason for science. The Theory stands its own merits.
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24-08-2015, 03:08 PM
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I like him. He's recommending that students do exactly what's appropriate if in this situation: absorb the material, master the material, demonstrate their knowledge by completing the assignments and passing the course, and then argue about the problems they see (if they still see them). And I hope, by addressing this at the outset of the class and telling students outright that he is teaching concepts and methodology, not beliefs, there will be fewer nitwits wasting class time.
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24-08-2015, 03:34 PM
RE: Evolution warning label in college
(23-08-2015 09:22 PM)TheWorkingMansIntellectual Wrote:  It seems strange to me that one thing people keep saying is that evolution is the majority view, as if being the majority view is what gives it its explanatory power. The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection may have some aspects that are still being hotly debated, but its core is the basis of biological science today. Even if only 2 person agreed on its soundness that would not make it any less right. Majority rule is not a viable reason for science. The Theory stands its own merits.

This is very true; however, it is worth noting that it is the functional model which is employed by all biologists to make falsifiable predictions, and it is the Theory that has been confirmed by every new research field that is related to it. In that sense, that there are no other viable models/theories employed by working biologists, and only a tiny (but vocal) minority of Creationists even pretend they have something else, it is worth noting the majority.

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24-08-2015, 03:41 PM
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(14-01-2013 02:09 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  I started back to school today, and in my ATH 255 class on Biological Anthropology, my professor, a professional primatologist, put a warning label on the overhead projector explaining the course would discuss evolution. He does this because he knows that people who hold a creationist world view are sometimes forced to take his class (it fulfills the requirements of the anthropology major). He went on to tell any “closet creationists” in our class that he doesn't care if they don’t agree with the material, only that they are able to master it and pass the course. The professor also said that he hopes the information gained in the class will help them create new refutations of evolution because the past attempts of their coreligionists have been “really stupid.” He has tailored sections of the class around anti-evolution propaganda to show how modern evolutionary theory greatly differs from what creationists believe it is. This is going to be one interesting class!

I think it is sad that professors still have to warn people that evolution is going to be taught in a college level course. People should be able to figure out by college that the majority view is that evolution is true. If they disagree with it, they need to choose a career path that doesn't involve higher education. They might as well just go live in a cave.

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24-08-2015, 04:26 PM
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Looks like this was a necrothread from 2013, so I suspect that person has graduated by now.

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