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sir_toejam



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(Permalink) Posted: May 26 2006,14:39   

Of relevance to several discussions current in the forum, here is a recent study supporting the notion that we really need to be teaching more basic science K-12:

http://www.physorg.com/news67859236.html

  
Occam's Aftershave



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(Permalink) Posted: May 26 2006,18:41   

Yep, the need for more and better science education is one of the most pressing issues in the U.S. today. It's scary to keep reading reports like this one, where U.S. high school science scores keep dropping.

U.S. Science scores declining

Our students' overall science ratings compared to the rest of the industrialized world are just abysmal too. Almost every indicator shows the U.S. lead in science and technology keeps slipping every year. Unless the trend is reversed, and soon, countries like India and China will blow right by us and leave us in their dust.

This is a very real and very dangerous problem for the U.S. IMHO, which is why ignorant fundy pseudo-patriots like AirFarceDave really piss me off. Here's a guy who wraps himself in the flag to preach his cause, and yet he's doing everything in his power to weaken the country by undermining the science education of our children. Assholes like that just make my blood boil.

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sir_toejam



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(Permalink) Posted: May 26 2006,18:44   

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ignorant fundy pseudo-patriots like AirFarceDave


or george bush.

who you should be even more pissed off at than AFDave.

GW is "supposed" to be sane.

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Here's a guy who wraps himself in the flag to preach his cause, and yet he's doing everything in his power to weaken the country by undermining the science education of our children.  Assholes like that just make my blood boil.


exactly.

  
Occam's Aftershave



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(Permalink) Posted: May 26 2006,18:48   

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or george bush.

who you should be even more pissed off at than AFDave.


What makes you think I'm not?

Shrub is the worst thing that ever happen to science in this country, ever. Why couldn't Cheney have gone quail hunting with him?

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"Science is what got us to the humble place we’re at, and what hard-won progress we might realize comes from science, with ID completely flaccid, religious apologetics bitching from the sidelines." - Eigenstate at UD

  
sir_toejam



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(Permalink) Posted: May 26 2006,19:02   

Well, i didn't assume you weren't as pissed off at GW, I just thought I'd bring it up in case.

as to hunting... GW (Chimpy McGrin) presents such a squirmy and fast-moving target, I doubt ol Cheney could have hit him in the face with a shotgun even if he was trying.

hmm, is it possible we're projecting our hatred of Chimpy onto AirFarceDave?

nawwww.  Dave is an entity unto himself.

  
Russell



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(Permalink) Posted: May 27 2006,06:53   

Well, the good news is that the more outspoken and annoying the afdaves are with their christian reconstructionist agenda, the greater the reaction against W et al. is going to be next couple of elections. Let's encourage him!

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sir_toejam



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(Permalink) Posted: May 27 2006,08:47   

I'll do anything short of sending him money for his own TV ministry

???

  
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