The Next Culture War



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  1. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    And don’t leave out the Commie-dem Theory of Relativity.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird says:

    The most important thing we can possibly do is make sure that all children are raised with a similar ideology by schools to ensure cultural homogeneity.Report

  3. Avatar North says:

    Meh, Climate Science probably deserves some of the mud getting slung it’s way. How hard do we even push the Big Bang theory? Actually isn’t it more of a Big Bang hypothesis? I haven’t read anything about tests done to substantiate it though then again the sciences aren’t my forte.Report

    • I agree with North. Climate science needs the scrutiny and the Big Bang Theory is not very solid. Of course, this doesn’t mean we allow them to be challenged by quoting from the Bible.Report

    • Avatar greginak in reply to North says:

      Oh lord, misunderstanding the terms hypotheses and theory it why kids needs more science classes.

      FWLIW the Big Bang theory has been strongly validated.Report

      • Avatar North in reply to greginak says:

        Hey okay by me Greg. I’m certainly more inclined to believe in Big Bang than I am in God dun it. I just hadn’t heard about any experiments that were done to validate the hypothesis. And yes, claiming CO2 isn’t a pollutant is kindof stupid. As far as I can see both Mike and I used the terms Hypothesis and Theory correctly in our posts.Report

  4. Nob Akimoto Nob Akimoto says:

    I’m going to go with greg on this one.

    The more basic thing that should be taught is the fundamental scientific method and definitions of terms. I’m a bit sick of colloquial uses of “theory” being bandied about as often as they are by the functionally scientifically illiterate.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Nob Akimoto says:

      Yeah, yeah. “I have this great theory for how stuff happened but if we test it, absolutely everyone, everywhere, like even on other planets, will die at the speed of light.”

      Threats of violence to prevent testability? Functionally identical to Islamist Creationism, if you ask me.Report