Re: [asa] ChristiaNet

From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. <>
Date: Tue Jun 19 2007 - 15:51:17 EDT

Don't you recognize one of the basic principles of argumentation? "If I
don't believe it, it isn't so." The vacuity of evolution has by its
application been demonstrated.

On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 14:46:10 -0400 "George L."
<> writes:
So how does this "expose" evolution?
> > > Email rec'd today: > > Date: June 18, 2007 From: >, Inc. Evolution Exposed By Christian Community > HOUSTON,
Texas, June 18 /Christian Newswire/ --, the > world's
largest Christian portal with twelve million monthly pages loads >
recently conducted a poll asking participants to decide whether
Creationism or > Evolution should be taught to children in the classroom.
Participants could also > cast a vote in favor of both being taught or
for neither choice. Voters were > given the opportunity to comment about
their selection. Because ChristiaNet's > Internet community consists
largely of people who claim to follow the Christian > faith, the results
of the poll were surprising. Out of 527 participants, > 269 believed that
Creationism should be taught in the classroom. This figure > represents
just more than half of those taking the poll. Only 14 voted for an >
Evolution-only approach to teaching children about the beginnings and >
development of mankind. Thirty-four said the topic should not be
discussed in > school and avoided all together. The most surprising
number, however, was the > 210 participants who believed children should
learn both theories. This number > may represent an indecisiveness about
Creationism among those who claim to be > Christians. One voter
supporting the "both" category stated, > "Creationism should be taught to
believers and Evolution to non-believers > because of diverse religious
backgrounds." A supporter of the "neither category" > asked, "If highly
educated people can't decide - why confuse children?" > Those who were
firm on their stance, choosing either the teachings of > Creationism or
Evolution also had comments. A Pro-Creationism participated > stated,
"Evolution has been disproved many times." Another said, "Evolution does
> not make sense, if we evolved from apes, why do they still exist
today?" And, an > Evolution supporter commented, "Evolution is documented
and has > provable/testable evidence." "We find it interesting that just
under > half of those polled find some credibility in the theories of
Evolution," stated > ChristiaNet's president, Bill Cooper. "Much of the
information on evolution in > the textbooks has been proven wrong or
cannot be proven at all." > ChristiaNet's research found that most states
do not have laws > prohibiting Creationism from being taught in schools,
requiring that only > factual information be presented. Creationism is
the teaching that all life was > and is created by God. Evolution teaches
that life originated from the big > bang. > > Burgy >

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