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When you study science classes part of the course work is devoted to laboratory experimentation. There are no evolutionary experiments to do in biology study. Evolution is a 'theory' of the gaps. Like when a young female student is frightened in the lab by a white rat, she is comforted by the thought that millions of years ago it was a rhinocerous.

theosophers, Amazon.com forums 61 Comments [2/2/2008 10:35:22 AM]
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Nirjuana


Just because evolution IS a theory, it needs to be tested, studied and questioned in order it to refine as more accurate theory

2/2/2008 10:43:45 AM

Leven

I'm often comforted by Rhino. With mice, I'm just grateful it's so obvious, what with the vestigial horn and the armour-thick skin.


2/2/2008 10:48:10 AM

FMG

Er... No...

Just no.

And young female students are not frightened of white rats... They use them just like everyone else. Infact my class was mainly female. There was no "ooh white rats!" And indeed its a non sequitor. Its like saying Don't worry about the tiger cause it is made of blancmange.

There are evolutionary experiments to look into. Primarily in spontaneous generation of resistances and cross breeding experimentation in fruit flies and the like.

2/2/2008 11:05:36 AM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

I rated theosophers as a 4 on the fundy scale. But that squeamish, prissy girl who's afraid of rats and has such a pathetically warped idea of what evolution is deserves at least a 5.

2/2/2008 11:05:44 AM

Flatworm

But that squeamish, prissy girl who's afraid of rats and has such a pathetically warped idea of what evolution is deserves at least a 5.


I'm sure if she existed, Theosophers would marry her.

2/2/2008 11:15:56 AM

FMG

If she existed I would marry her... Then keep her in control via the cunning use of white rats...

This plan has no flaws...

2/2/2008 11:23:55 AM

Detrs

No. You are an idiot. Turn your computer off and go read a book or two about evolution written by an evolutionary biologist.

2/2/2008 11:26:46 AM

El_Duderino

HAHAHAHAHAAA

2/2/2008 11:47:13 AM

John_in_Oz

Such a comforting thought. Still, she shouldn't be too comforted, as she's undoubtedly going to get as big a fail on her exams as you did in your comment.
The claim that evolution is 'a theory of the gaps'is exactly wrong. Unlike creationism, where the gaps in our knowledge are filled in by the claim "Goddidit', evolution is the explanatory substructure for the things we do know, not the things we don't.
No, they don't manufacture artificial genomes, radioactively induce mutations, or link genome changes to speies ages in high school biology classes. Physics classes don't run nuclear reactors, set off atom bombs, or launch Space Shuttles, either. In neither case does it mean the subject matter of early classes is wrong, nonexistant or a hoax. Though you do make a good argument for Religious Studies classes being a fraud...

2/2/2008 12:01:11 PM

Nami

Because that mouse is just going to get about a few thousand pounds heavier, grow a horn, and ram your ass. Right. It's no wonder fundies don't believe in evolution if this is what they think it is.

2/2/2008 12:34:40 PM

Mister Spak

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speciation

You fail.

"she is comforted by the thought that millions of years ago it was a rhinocerous. "

Because a rinocerous is so cute and cuddly and harmless campared to a mouse.

2/2/2008 12:43:03 PM

Doctor Whom

It's Twofer Day in Fundyland! With every order of ignorance about evolution, you get a free order of sexism.

2/2/2008 1:20:19 PM



"When you study science classes part of the course work is devoted to laboratory experimentation. There are no evolutionary experiments to do in biology study. Evolution is a 'theory' of the gaps"

when you don't know what evolution is, it's easy to make stupid pronouncements by accident. be a little more careful next time.

"Like when a young female student is frightened in the lab by a white rat, she is comforted by the thought that millions of years ago it was a rhinocerous."

if this was a specific person then shame on her for being dumber than you. if it is (as is more likely) a hypothetical situation designed to combine strawman and stereotyping, allow me to inform you that first; the vast majority of students I know, female or otherwise, are all right with rats, and of the people I know that dislike them the first one that pops to mind is male. second, no one claims that a rhinoceros became a mouse, and the fact that you can delude yourself into thinking that idiotic statement constitutes an argument proves you terminally ignorant.

2/2/2008 1:55:19 PM



God hasn't been discovered in a lab, double standards much?

2/2/2008 1:58:46 PM

Amanda

Uh...what?

2/2/2008 2:03:11 PM



wrong AND sexist!

2/2/2008 2:56:47 PM

aqualung

FAIL.

also, isn't this a repeat?

2/2/2008 3:03:37 PM

D Laurier

Huh?

2/2/2008 3:25:23 PM

Eric

Wrong! Biology student here, I have done experiments relating to evolution in the lab.
(Of course, fundies would just argue that it was either microevolution or genetics)

2/2/2008 4:06:15 PM

flamingaxe

It is blatantly clear that you never studied evolution but instead you just listened to your pastor and repeated what you think he said.

2/2/2008 4:08:58 PM

szena

@aqualung - date on the post is Jan. 27, 2008, so I don't think so.

2/2/2008 4:31:16 PM

antichrist

Okay Billy, today we'll be doing Evolutionary Experiments. You will not be allowed to pass the 10th grade until this is done. I hope you have no plans for the next 100,000 years.

Oh and I know young girls find Rhinoceros' to be so cute and cuddly.

The printing press was one of the greatest inventions ever. Crack a book sometime.

2/2/2008 4:48:35 PM

Wautd

moron

2/2/2008 5:34:48 PM

Caustic Gnostic

When we were done with the fruitfly experiment in Biology and told to destroy our colonies, I took mine home and put it away...left it undisturbed in the dark, and after a few weeks, the small surviving generation had white eyes.


2/2/2008 5:41:10 PM

Osiris

No millions of years ago, it was still a rat. Seriously, rodents haven't changed much either. Also there are laboratory experiments for natural selection.

2/2/2008 5:55:54 PM
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