Miss Florida USA Doesn't Understand Evolution, Fits Right In

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The Miss USA contestants need to either read a textbook or shut the hell up.

Aside from the asinine, sexist 1950s mentality that the "competition" is based on, the annual beauty contest is intellectually damaging to the young women who are looking to them as role models. We're steering them wrong by telling them to listen to people who have no idea what they're talking about.

I'm referring, of course, to evolution.

Here's the brand-new custom New Times compilation of their responses:


When this year's contestants were asked if evolution should be taught in schools -- a weird way to approach the creationism debate in the first place -- none who gave a substantial answer indicated that Christianity should be kept out of the classroom in favor of devoting class time to genuine scientific inquiry.

Which raises the question: If these people are being put on television and held up as role models, why couldn't we find contestants who had any brains?

Miss Florida USA Lissette Garcia, in her interview before Sunday's contest, said "we really don't know where the first level came, where the first person came from," despite the fact that, you know, we totally do.

Garcia did say that evolution should be taught in school, but only because it's "something people do believe in," like the Easter Bunny. Never mind, you know, that it's what the most advanced scientists in the history of the planet are telling us. Her lack of "faith" in what is by now wholeheartedly proven biological fact wouldn't be as disconcerting if she wasn't studying to be a physician's assistant.

If you want to empower women and embrace whatever it is the Miss USA pageant thinks it's embracing, that's wonderful. But are we really doing a service to the young women of America by glorifying a batch of vapid morons who think science is something people can "decide" to "believe" in? It's science.

There are two ways to fix it. Either find women who can answer questions like the role models they put themselves out there to be -- that is, intelligently -- or stop asking them questions that will confuse children when they're answered badly by the entire field.

If you want to make it about honest thought and open debate, great. But we all know it's about tits, and it is a disgrace that we, in the 21st Century, can put up with a bikini contest that tries to make a statement about what belongs in science classrooms.

Update, 2:16 p.m.: Just to be clear, some of the responses (motorboat noises, police sirens, etc.) in the video were not from contestants' actual responses to the evolution question. They were from a later question which asked them to make stupid noises. No one is actually trying to put stupid words in anyone's mouth; they did a good enough job of that themselves.

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Kimberley
Kimberley

My dear Mr.Abdill, With respect (or not) you are the one who needs to read or shut the hell up.Evolution is one of the biggest lies perpetuated by "academia" in the history of the world. if any other "Theory" had as many holes, hoaxes and outright lies as evolution it would have been laughed out of science a long time ago. The "scientists" even admit their perpetuation of "the Lie". Consider this quote from Harvard geneticist Richard Lewtontin   "we take the side of science in SPITE of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in SPITE of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in SPITE of the tolerance of the "scientific community" for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have "a prior commitment", a commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of SCIENCE somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that WE ARE FORCED BY OUR A PRIORI adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts THAT PRODUCE MATERIAL EXPLANATIONS, NO MATTER HOW COUNTERINTUITIVE, NO MATTER HOW MYSTIFYING to the uninitiated. Moreover that MATERIALISM IS ABSOULUTE, for we cannot allow a divine foot in the door" I ask you is this a statement of reason? A statement of facts? Or os this a statement of FAITH?  Faith in the religion of secular humanism. A religion whose adherents are as ardent as any evangelical. These days  the religionists preaching their "Faith" in the Public schools are secular humanists..

MS.G
MS.G

It seems that many of you consider yourselves authorities on life. There is scientific proof of many things, whether or not the majority believes in that proof is what determines its validity in that society. The argument being stirred in response to this column has been fought for years and newsflash:you will not resolve it on this message board. Whether you believe in creationism or evolution, you cannot persuade someone against their beliefs. What is VERY sad is the lack of mutual respect for distinctive thought. Evolution, be it theory, law or however else you all want to classify it, is NOT globally accepted as how human kind came to be. It is difficult to read the posts against creationism as it displays vehement disrespect for a person's choice in religion. I am not religious but I continue to hope that as Americans we will eventually believe in the rights that we so pridefully cling too. Though I believe in evolution, I can understand why many do not. If you are brought up to believe in proof and only proof, believe me LIFE can become a scary thing. My family is from a third world country and the scientific proof that we should have died from famine, and viral disease, lost against the faith that we could pull through. It sounds cliche but life experience determines proof. People feel that they can trust in whatever higher power they pray too, when they can't turn to science for a cure for their aids, or cancers. In addition, please stop using "the children" to barter for your viewpoint. I am a high school teacher in the Miami area, and many of those students could use someone in the classroom or after school "worrying" about them. If your concern is the children, I hope that you all take an active role in providing immediate role models for your community, instead of solely leaving it up to the media. Please stop speaking for the ENTIRE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY and referring people to books to purport your genius. We believe what we believe...it is simple...fact is relative(sorry to break it to you). The world is not black and white. Why is the sky blue? Is the earth truly round?How did we come to be? A scientist, and a Christian will give you different answers and each will have their following. Who is right? Another unanswered question. So guess what until the entire earth believes in one truth. Nothing is fact. 

-PISSED AT INTOLERANCE

Placidazure1
Placidazure1

There is a place for Creationism-Church;Where your other fairy tales are taught.

Michael Wind
Michael Wind

florida evolution-criminals breeding criminal activity..

Charles___Darwin
Charles___Darwin

Maybe the News Times can have a female genius, like Janine Garafalo, explain evolution. That would be funny.

Angela Garcia as NeonMosfet
Angela Garcia as NeonMosfet

Disagreeing without being disagreeable is called sucking up. Is that why they've ruffled their mouths like horses? And Ruffles have ridges.

Actually, we diverged from the same squirrel that gave the world rabbits. Here comes Peter Cottontail.

Angela Garcia as NeonMosfet

Mr Nice Guy
Mr Nice Guy

I've been in Miami half of my life and I used to be a big fan of the New Times until years ago when I started reading incompetent articles like this... I spent a whole week in Vegas met plenty of the state contestants and future competitors, and I will tell you that the New Times has no clue what they're talking about when they say  "the annual beauty contest is intellectually damaging to the young women who are looking to them as role models" (just like in plenty of other articles where they decided to only point out what makes a story interesting and sells)... by the way great way to put a negative spotlight on a Born and Raised Miami Cuban American. I need to say nothing more since I was there in person and saw what most of this contestants were all about.... PS why are you mad at beautiful hot girls ? are you fat and ugly ? hit the gym and diet a bit ...

Aitch Pb
Aitch Pb

There’s nothing to ‘believe’ when it comes to science. You accept it or you don’t. The evidence is there or it isn’t. There’s evidence for evolution and the Big Bang. There’s no evidence for Creationism and Intelligent Design.

Aitch Pb
Aitch Pb

Nonsense! ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the scientific community accepts evolution (and the Big Bang) as FACT.

Needless to say, for the vast majority of educated individuals, people's claim about a scientific controversy is false to the point of being ludicrous. Evolution is accepted science, and the foundation of modern biology.

Furthermore, as to your 'creationism' nonsense, science doesn't concern itself with the non-existence. It’s not trying to prove the non-existence of anything supernatural. All it knows is there is no scientific proof of anything supernatural so far. Science does not state 'there is no god', instead what science states is 'there is no evidence of a god'.

In conclusion, as I've stated before; Geology shows that fossils are of different ages. Paleontology shows a fossil sequence, the list of species representing changes through time. Taxonomy shows biological relationships among species. Evolution is the explanation that threads it all together. Creationism is the practice of squeezing one's eyes shut and wailing "Does not!"

You are arguing from ignorance, the more you do so, the more one can claim the logical fallacy named 'Argumentum Ad Ignorantiam'. Each of your positions fits squarely into that category.

Steve
Steve

Aitch, I think what you meant to say was that there's no evidence for evolution as Darwin said his theory was incorrect. The Big Bang "theory" has also been mathematically proven as impossible as well by the scientific community. In order to disprove creationism you have to suspend all your senses and break every rule of natural law. I'm glad that I could clear that up for everyone since so much of what you know just isn't so.

diablo00
diablo00

Please don't take the trouble of clearing up the 'truth' for everyone. Go and wait for the Rapture and let others fend for themselves.

.. Oh and read a book in the meantime - A 7th standard science book would be a good start for you. It would help you through the long wait.

Steve
Steve

I'm extremely disappointed with this article. Instead of congratulating a local girl who finished in the top 16 in the Miss USA competition the author and the Miami New Times, by publishing it, decided to insult an opinion. As far as I know, Ms. Garcia and the other 48 “role models” aren't writing school curriculum for the state or local districts. They are asked a question that they are required to answer and the author’s response is to demonize them and call them stupid?  I thought we were supposed to be able to disagree without being disagreeable? I thought we were a tolerant society? It seems the author will only tolerate opinions that he agrees with. It's not as if any contestant is allowed to "pass" on certain "non-pc" questions so the sensibilities of this seemingly insecure author aren't offended. Never mind the fact that evolution by name is a theory and the only fact in this article is that the author is naive or misguided in his elementary scientific understanding. Don’t take my word for it there are multiple Nobel Laureates, for space reasons I listed just two below, who believe in creationism as well. But under this author’s view, those advanced scientists are “vapid morons”. His vitriol not withstanding, the author then later attempts to take the high road by injecting a moral and ethical argument of "protecting the children". What is it that the author is protecting them from? It seems rational debate and critical thinking skills. Ask yourselves if this is the kind of society that you want to live in. You can see real world examples of the kind of "What Would Rich Abdill Do" culture in North Korea and Saudi Arabia. I would like an apology letter from the author and The Miami New Times editor written to Ms. Garcia. I won’t hold my breath as humility and diversity of thought aren’t held in high regard at this institution.   

“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.” Werner Heisenberg, Nobel Laureate in Physics.

To the inquiry, “What do you think about the existence of God?” Prof. Townes gave the following answer: “I strongly believe in the existence of God, based on intuition, observations, logic, and also scientific knowledge.” Charles Townes, Nobel Laureate in Physics.

Rich Abdill
Rich Abdill

I can, and do, tolerate a lot of opinions -- what I have very little patience for is the demand that science class be used to preach a concept as proudly unscientific as creationism. It was a very careful decision to insult this opinion which, to be fair, was not specifically advocated by Garcia. In the end, I decided it was embarrassingly misguided enough to warrant being mocked.

The question was not "non-pc." The question was simple. "Should evolution be taught in schools."

The answer was simple too: "Yes."

Belief in God and belief in evolution are certainly not mutually exclusive, though your selected quotes seem to imply they are. I've no right to insult anyone's religion on the basis of my not believing it. But evolution is science; religion is not. Science is taught in schools. Religion is taught at home and in houses of worship, and it should stay that way.

There is nothing "rational" about the debate between evolution and creationism; one side uses an argument based on evidence and logic. The other side does not use an argument.

And as misguided as you think my understanding of science is, I think you're either misreading the statements of Heisenberg and Townes or intentionally manipulating what they've said to prove your point. Both dealt heavily in quantum mechanics, where things get very weird very quickly, and Townes in particular saw a god-like force behind the genesis of a universe in which things interact perfectly enough to sustain life. He did not believe in creationism. Not even close.He did a fascinating interview with Berkeley in 2005 in which he very specifically said he thought the Bible's account of creation was an analogy. He endorsed what probably fits in the "intelligent design" category, in that he believes a god at least formulated the natural laws and machinations by which our world works -- physics, for example.Townes is a very deep thinker, especially when it comes to religion. But he never argued AGAINST evolution. He essentially says religion isn't a tool for understanding how the universe works, but for WHY it works -- where ideas come from, the definition of consciousness and whatnot.It's easy to come out against the use of religion to justify flying planes into buildings, but people don't seem to have a problem with it being used it to discredit legitimate scientific findings to avoid stepping on the toes of what can only responsibly be described as a very simple, very old yarn.The Townes interview is available here: http://berkeley.edu/news/media...

Aitch Pb
Aitch Pb

Why is it so difficult for people to look up what a theory means when spoken through the mouth of science?

Please, look up 'scientific theory' and 'scientific law'. Needless to say, for the vast majority of educated individuals, people's claim about a scientific controversy is false to the point of being ludicrous. Evolution is accepted science, and the foundation of modern biology. The only real controversy about evolution is religious. The theory makes certain religious claims [] simply untenable.

You can throw dozens of quotes from your handful of Nobel Laureates but we can raise you hundreds more. Battling with quotes gets you nowhere, as you'll run out long before the other side will.

Furthermore, those Nobel Laureates you quoted accepted evolution as scientific fact, so using them for the position against evolution means you have taken them out of context.

Science doesn't concern itself with the non-existence. Science does not state 'there is no god', instead what science states is 'there is no evidence of a god'. You trying to replace one with the other is a logical fallacy called 'straw man argument'.

Geology shows that fossils are of different ages. Paleontology shows a fossil sequence, the list of species representing changes through time. Taxonomy shows biological relationships among species. Evolution is the explanation that threads it all together. Creationism is the practice of squeezing one's eyes shut and wailing "Does not!"

Steve
Steve

Sorry Aitch, as you probably could've guessed, I and many in the science community couldn't disagree more with you. By saying that most scientists believe in evolution, doesn't make it true. By saying that evolution is the basis for modern biology, doesn't make biology true either. It only gives further credence to the fact that if the basis for the argument can be or is proven false the entire argument falls apart. I only posted the quotes to prove a point that there are "intelligent people" (another subjective opinion) in the science community that believes in God and the Bible's version of creation and therefore the author's assumption that anyone that believe's this must be “stupid” was wrong. You can see a more current list of scientists and scientific arguments against evolution at: http://www.discovery.org/csc/ My purpose for posting a comment wasn't to debate creation vs. evolution, point by point, it was to demonstrate the author's intolerance of other view points that 96% of the contestants shared. Calling someone a "vapid moron" for espousing an opinion that is shared by millions of people is bigoted by the most basic definition of the word. This seems to happen quite often in the scientific community that claims to be "just about the facts", but when the facts are disputed a malicious argument ensues. Ben Stein does a great job of shedding light on this in his movie, "Expelled". I would also like to point out that your assertion that creationists close their eyes to "real science" is and has been consistently proven false, but it does make for a easy story to sell to ignorant people.

Penny
Penny

i find the video fascinating!  i can't seem to stop giggling when i watch it.  i just love how absurd it is.  i'm not surprised about their answers, it disgusts me a little... but they might as well have answered with the motorboat reply and have it be just as meaningful.  brilliant job whoever put it together, it has made me laugh to myself all afternoon.

Doubs43
Doubs43

Take the average high school "graduate" these days. By comparison, those young women are pretty normal. In fact, the average "journalist" demonstrates remarkable ignorance of many subjects. They shouldn't be so quick to look down their noses at the contestants.

rand majestic
rand majestic

WHY ARE WE TRYING TO DEBATE EVOLUTION AT A "BOOB-A-THON EVENT"??!

Stemics57
Stemics57

So then the pagent should only be about pointy headed ugly girls who only have blind faith in THE LIE of evolution and a distain for the intellegent faith of Christ risen. Thanks for the dogmatic blathering about the greatest brains and the morons.  I am sure your choir was quite pleased to hear yet another sour note.

Rich Abdill
Rich Abdill

I can't really tell if this is an honest post (you spelled "intellegent" wrong in a comments system with spell-check), but "blind faith" is the cornerstone of religion, not science. Evolution doesn't need faith -- it has evidence, of which Christianity, for its ancient and uninformed creation theory, has none.

They're not even scientifically competing theories -- creationism relies not only on making huge, unreasonable assumptions, but actively ignoring evidence directly to the contrary. I say bring on the pointy-headed ugly girls; they're probably way more fun to talk to.

Stemics57
Stemics57

OK Rich you keep believing that there is evidence for evolution like a good "advanced thinker".  and I will stick with the historical evidence of the Resurrection along with all the other "morons"

Aitch Pb
Aitch Pb

There is NO historical evidence of a 'Christ'. None of Christ's contemporaries wrote a single word, or sentence, about 'him'.

Wouldn't Jesus' miracles have drawn the attention of hundreds of contemporary writers and record-keepers? Why is there no mention at all of Jesus' existence? Why is there no historical record of Herod's alleged Slaughter of the Innocents or of Matthew's assertion that, following Jesus' death, living corpses from nearby cemeteries were strolling the streets of Jerusalem?.."

Since none of Christ's contemporaries even bothered to mention His name in their historical accounts, the level of proof necessary to document His "miracles" is woefully inadequate. In fact, it's absolutely nonexistent.

You truly need to educate yourself about the religion of which you claim to be. While you are at it, you may wish to take a basic religious history course at your local college.

Aitch Pb
Aitch Pb

Geology shows that fossils are of different ages. Paleontology shows a fossil sequence, the list of species representing changes through time. Taxonomy shows biological relationships among species. Evolution is the explanation that threads it all together. Creationism is the practice of squeezing one's eyes shut and wailing "Does not!"

Nino
Nino

Thank Mother Nature they are pretty...

Lisamarie
Lisamarie

The Miss USA pageant is for bimbos and playgirls. But not all pageants are as shallow as this one. There are actually other pageants that promote and support good role models and very smart and accomplished young ladies. See: Miss America, Miss Earth, Miss Leadership, etc

Voodoozebra
Voodoozebra

"But we all know it's about tits, and it is a disgrace that we, in the 21st Century, can put up with a bikini contest that tries to make a statement about what belongs in science classrooms." Good point, that's the whole problem with these damn pageants. What they really need is less debate and more tits!

TR
TR

You people are seriously ridiculous....yes, some of the contestants make it to the pageant, but not all of them are 'vapid morons' that you claim them to be.  And saying that they don't have brains is another discerning statement. How about you get to know them before you criticize them; you'd probably learn more about how arrogant you are.

And the noises that they were asked to make were just a ploy to get a glimpse of their personality.  It's sad that you used it just to make them seem 'dumb'. 

Donkeyhonkey
Donkeyhonkey

interrupting their answers with them doing goofy sounds from another question gets really annoying.  we don't get to actually see any of their answers because every 2 seconds it's another motor boat sound.  im more annoyed with the people who compiled the video now than the contest

Anon
Anon

The entire 14:30 video is available for your perusal, but this version really does soften the blow quite a bit. The full version is too painful to watch in its entirety.

Daniel
Daniel

kudos good sir, kudos

AJP
AJP

"(science) is only a 'fact' inside the system and not irrefutably" (?) [are you a Mr. Universe contestant, Martin?] Fact: Viruses and bacteria evolve and quickly. That is why antibiotics and antvirals lose their potency over time. Just because mental midgets on a boat "choose" to believe the boat won't sink when it hits the iceberg right in front of its path doesn't make the consequences of ignoring science any less real. 

A Friend
A Friend

Evolve? or adapt? Are they becoming worms before our veryeyes? Yes we see variations among different kinds of animals or things. Neverhave we seen a definite link! So – OK - where did the matter come from and whoor what put the rules in place that it follows? Do you follow evolution becauseof a true scientific urge to know the truth, or is the possibility of having toanswer to a higher power just not acceptable to you? There are some things suchas gravity that it will not matter if you believe in it or not!!!

A guy
A guy

I don't think you know what "evolve" means.

None
None

Yes, and I also know that Kent Hovind is a quack.

A Friend
A Friend

Actually there are three types of evolution; micro, macro, and cosmic. The only that has been observed is what I described. Do you know what evolution is?

Eddie D.
Eddie D.

I must have missed the part wherein belief in evolution and belief in a higher power became mutually exclusive.

Eddie D.
Eddie D.

Well, I suppose we'll all find out, eventually.

Or not.

None
None

They have always been mutually exclusive.  Intelligent Design proponents have only recently started trying to make it sound like it's possible to combine the two.

A Friend
A Friend

I did not say they were mutually exclusive, but you are right they are more of abelief than an exact science!

Chuck
Chuck

 @ Martin: While it's true that some branches of science are more theoretical, many others are downright indisputable. Do we know for a fact how anti-mater interacts with the material plain as a background particle, or that it even exists in the first place? Or perhaps the role that the Higgs-Boson (if it exists) plays? No, but that's part of the process. When Issac Newton was bouncing around in apple orchards, gravity was just a theory, but would any dispute it's existence today? Of course not. We've come to the rock-solid conclusion that if you throw lawn darts up in the air, you'd better get the hell out of the way. And if you "choose not to believe in gravity", you're probably going to get hit in the head with one of those darts.

Science is not a shapeless puddle on the ground, but rather an ever growing tower. Parts near the top might be a little shakey as we figure out how the pieces fit together, but the foundation is rock solid, and choosing to not believe in those parts isn't a practical option. The only explanation for someone believing differently is that they don't really understand it. And how can they understand it if they're never taught in the first place?

With regards to the pageant masquerading as a showcase of role-models, however, there's little to argue here, and I think everyone is on the same page. A clear, definitive, well thought-out answer (no matter what the direction), would be preferable to the vapid responses the majority of contestants try to pass off. Ignorance begets ignorance, so lets get some educated role-models, please.

Nicole Blum
Nicole Blum

IT'S JUST A BEAUTY PAGEANT. It's fun to watch,obviously, but the contestants should not be "role models" 

Rich Abdill
Rich Abdill

If they're just pretty faces, it seems silly to be asking them serious questions like the evolution one. Jerry Springer is fun to watch, but nobody asks guests' opinions on the debt ceiling or tariff increases, because there's no reason to believe their answers would be any more informed than a squirrel's.

Jimstone
Jimstone

Her lack of "faith" in what is by now wholeheartedly proven biological fact...REALLY???....If it is a fact why is it still a theory?? Dumbass!

erin huggins
erin huggins

Yessssssss, a "theory."  Like gravity.  Uhg, when will you knuckle draggers go away?

CE
CE

Moron,No, not "like gravity". Gravity is a Law, as in the Law of Gravity, the Laws of thermodynamics, etc. Like it or not, evolution remains a theory, a proposed explanation. There's nothing wrong saying its a theory.One of the contestants correctly pointed this out in her answer.

Aitch Pb
Aitch Pb

I repeat!

You clearly do not understand what a 'theory' is when spoken through the mouth of science.

By all means, take a minute to look up 'scientific theory' before posting extremely ignorant statements about a subject about which you know nothing.

While you are at it, take a minute to look up 'scientific law' and the difference between a 'law' and a 'theory'.

To give you a heads start: a scientific law explains things, but they do NOT describe them. One way to tell a law and a theory apart is to ask if the description gives you a means to explain 'why'.

Craig
Craig

moron, No, a scientific theory is a framework for explaining HOW a set of phenonoma work, saying F = g(m1.m2)/r2 for newton's law of gravitation doesn't tell us much but the THEORY of gravity tries to explain what is actually happening.

I would suggest getting your semantics right before looking like a moron, like it or not, you're wrong and all the contestant did was point out her own ignorance on the subject.

Seriously it's assholes like yourself that have caused this cherrypicking of science in the US classrooms, I love the fact the religious nuts have no problem teaching wacky science like quantum mechanics but fucking explode when the relatively simple and far more evident evolution comes up.

Now, go read a book.

Aitch Pb
Aitch Pb

You clearly do not understand what a 'theory' is when spoken through the mouth of science. We have other theories too. You know, the Round Earth Theory, the Reproductive Theory.

By all means, take a minute to look up 'scientific theory' before posting extremely ignorant statements about a subject about which you know nothing.

Martin
Martin

I think you're overlooking the fact that Science, like all other methods of interpreting the world around us, is something that one does "decide" to "believe in". Science, like each method, has its own assumptions and forms that require faith or belief. Now, I"m not saying that these Pageant Contestants understand this, but merely that like religion, history, or psychology, science too requires belief in order to move forward. A "wholeheartedly proven biological fact" is only a 'fact' inside the system and not irrefutably. Just because mankind, or the majority of it, has chosen to invest in or follow this methodology of interpreting our world does not make it truth.

I do agree that this pageant is outdated and fully of all the 'wrong types' of role models for today's young people. Both young girls, and boys, which is often not paid attention to, should not see this relatively uneducated young women paraded in front of them as the example to aspire to, as an example of what 'Miss America' should be. Perhaps the same types of criticism could be levied towards NFL players like Roethlisberger, Vick, Burress, and future NFL QB Pryor and the stock placed in them by the media and children throughout the US.

Joyjo
Joyjo

haha shut up please

4string4ever
4string4ever

Miss Mississippi?

Science has nothing to do with belief. If you honestly think that, you should be required to retake grades 8-12, with summer school in between.

Science accepts or dismisses evidence, no faith or belief required.

Blaziken
Blaziken

The ONE assumption science (and pretty much everyone else) makes is: Reality exists.

Keith Stone
Keith Stone

This methodology or "fact" known as science/biology has: cured diseases that plagued mankind throughout history, increased life expectancy, decoded humans to the basic level known as DNA, and that's just this decade. If you think the "theory" of evolution (to refer to the post by Jimstone) is not correct I suggest you beware of the theory of Oncology, Geology, Astronomy, and we should probably stop training our educators in pedagogy...

I suggest you read Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for American's Soul by Kenneth Miller a leading evolutionary cell biologist and a Christian. He has debated intelligent design and offers other methods of compromise that seem to allow him to be a scientist and a man of faith (note: its not the beliefs Fox news espouses). 

David Greg Taylor
David Greg Taylor

I think it's cogent that the average student at Harvard doesn't know what the Second Law of Thermodynamics is.  Frankly, I think anything Donald Trump has in finger in is suspect.  You might also peruse the back section advertisements of the Miami New Times if you want to see true sexism at work.

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