South Korea Gives Up on Evolution
Posted: 11 July 2012 07:30 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Textbook publishers are pulling evolution sections from books.

Publishers in South Korea are set to remove examples of evolution from school textbooks following a petition driven by independent body the Society for Textbook Revise, according to a report in Nature.

The body, which is an offshoot of the Korea Association for Creation Research, won its campaign to remove mentions of the evolution of the horse and of the Archeopteryx — an avian ancestor from the late Jurassic period — from secondary school textbooks last month, using conflicting debates in evolutionary research on the Archeopteryx capacity to fly as support for its position. Its sights are now set on removing excerpts on human evolution and references to Darwin’s infamous finch research from On the Origin of Species.

Researchers in the field claim they were not consulted and that the petition instead went directly to the publishers who made the decision.

The news comes days after a poll by news site Gallup revealed that 46 percent of Americans believe in the creationist theory that God created man in the last 10,000 years. A third believe humans evolved under God’s guidance. When Gallup conducted the same poll in the US 30 years ago, the results were the same, give or take a few percent, demonstrating that despite countless research studies confirming otherwise, little has changed among the country’s conservative right.

Let’s hope that they reverse this decision.

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Posted: 13 July 2012 03:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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This is the frightening part:

The country’s anti-evolutionary sentiment appears to already be widespread within the schooling system, with a recent survey of trainee teachers in the country revealing half of those questioned disagreed with the statement that “modern humans are the product of evolutionary processes”.

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Posted: 13 July 2012 06:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Missionaries suck

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Posted: 13 July 2012 07:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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citizenschallenge.pm - 13 July 2012 06:32 AM

Missionaries suck

I disagree. Many if not most missionaries are terribly misguided and brainwashed people who make great personal sacrifices to do work that they strongly believe is a high calling. Yes, they cause great harm, but they don’t see that. They also sometimes do great humanitarian good.

They don’t suck. The system they serve sucks. Big time.

How about Humanist missionaries? Oh never mind, we already have them. It’s called the Peace Corp.  LOL

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Posted: 13 July 2012 08:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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What do you expect from a country where millions of people will watch a goddamn video game tournament?

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Posted: 13 July 2012 09:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Remember, this is the country that brought the World Sun myung Moon and the unification Church. And you expected….? Ever talk to a blank faced Moonie?


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Posted: 13 July 2012 07:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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FreeInKy - 13 July 2012 07:43 AM
citizenschallenge.pm - 13 July 2012 06:32 AM

Missionaries suck

I disagree. Many if not most missionaries are terribly misguided and brainwashed people who make great personal sacrifices to do work that they strongly believe is a high calling. Yes, they cause great harm, but they don’t see that. They also sometimes do great humanitarian good.

They don’t suck. The system they serve sucks. Big time.

How about Humanist missionaries? Oh never mind, we already have them. It’s called the Peace Corp.  LOL

OK.  I get carried away sometimes.

And I would agree the individuals out in the field are good souls, with good intentions, it’s the corporation and system they serve that sucks.

Although, their absolutism is a truly ugly counter-productive thing

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