Originally posted by trumptman
This is the most ignorant post I have read yet.
Xenu, please show some reasoning if you wish to convince.
You see through my religious agenda? Perhaps you a paranoid facist. I suppose you and Joseph McCarthy would get along well. Criticism=you are the enemy and believe as them. Yes you certainly show your tolerance for crititical thinking.
Gould and Dawkins do contribute information and I have not said it should not be shown or taught. I have just added that when their explanations use assumptions, imaginings, and simplifications where none exist, we ought to be willing to consider the explanations of others who are not taking squar peges and smashing them through round holes.
Likewise this is the second thread in as many days where a layperson tells an educator they don't understand the educational system.
Newtonian physics is taught in high school through the use of experiments. The students can see the margin of error there and when they ask about it, you can mention relativity and quantum mechanics give us a more true representation of the world.
What experiment do they do with evolution that shows the margin of error? Likewise when they do see the margin of error, what would we say to explain it. Where is the more sophisticated explanation?
You do nothing here but prove my point. Present evolution with no experiment, no discussion and no questioning however I guess that suits a McCarthyite just fine.
LOL. Push your button did I?
Your an educator? Now I'm worried (actually I'm not. I'm sure you are a very good educator, until you prove otherwise)
Evolution is presented with experimental evidence. When asked about errors, they are answered. Just like with the teaching of newtonian physics. This is what we observe. This is the theory. This is how we believe the evidence confirms the theory. This is the statistical model we propose for our analysis ...
Here is a hint for you. Ever heard of the term "metric"?
It's a way of representing "distance".
Every theory makes assumptions. From evolution to superstring theory. That's why they are called theories. The theory then requires experimental confirmation if it is to survive. Evolution has survived quite nicely.
The fact that you don't understand this is your problem.
Feel free to come up with a better theory, or a better metric.