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Mar. 30th, 2005 | 07:07 pm
posted by: sometimeafter in philobate

just a little thing for you all. respond in a comment (just your first thought/instict on each of these phrases/words) ps try not to look at any one else's responses before you do yours because it makes it a lot harder to think of *your* first thought.


I'm waiting::
Speak::
Roger...::
Knock knock::
Hybrid::
Can't believe my eyes::
Hooked::
Pontificate::
Slime::
Unwelcome::



this doesn't really have anything directly related to any issues i just thought it might spark something and start a little discussion. also, what do you all think of the terri schiavo case? also, what do you think of sex ed? what do you think of teaching evolution in school vs. teaching the bible/creationsim?

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Emily

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from: sometimeafter
date: Mar. 31st, 2005 01:26 am (UTC)
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evolution, technically is a theory. and christian advocates for teaching "creationism" in school say that that is a theory too. some get really upset if you claim evolution to be fact. what do i think? well, sure, evolution is theory, but guess what... gravity is a theory. plate tectonics is a theory. etc, etc, etc. i mean, a ton of things are theories but that doesn't mean you shouldn't really accept them or something.

my opinion on sex ed is that it should all be taught in school, abstinence AND stds and protection. some people say that teaching both is like telling kids not to smoke and then telling them to use filtered cigarettes. I think that this is freaking outrageous. a) there is no proven like, uh, harm in sex. not definitely. just if you get an std. and condoms are pretty freaking reliable if used correctly and used at all. b) that's implying that sex is bad, like how cigarettes are bad. i think that schools should evaluate with students the emotional and physical impacts of sex/sex before marraige, but evaluate both the good and bad. (aka good: sex feels good. bad: huge emotional ties. going into detail more, though, obviously.) i think... i know this is VERY liberal of me, but i think that masturbation should also be discussed in schools. so should homosexuality. there just needs to be more understanding because the more understanding, in my opinion, the less prejudgements and like... treating things as jokes.

terri schaivo? well, you know what? this just truly proves how much america loves "people". we fixate ourselves on one person/case and use it to represent an entire issue. in other countries, they don't need to do this. they can discuss topics without having a face and situation to attach to it. killing pregnant women and having affairs? scott peterson. more on the issue of having affairs? clinton. whether or not to remove feeding tubes from brain-dead people? terri schaivo. you know? why can't we just discuss this issue without having to deal with a real situation to go with it? that just kind of disturbs me. will gay-bashing not be addressed until a high-ranking government official who is openly gay is murdered or something? that's just scary. why do things have to actually go to the level of something happening to someone before it's talked about? i think columbine also goes into this category. we should've been talking about it way before it happened, not after it happened. that's the only way to save lives and to save the dignity of many people.




anyway i guess i have a lot of opinions on these things but i'm really interested to hear everyone else's. please keep commenting everyone!

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sayonara_de

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from: sayonara_de
date: Mar. 31st, 2005 03:53 am (UTC)
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I'm waiting:: for you
Speak:: nothing
Roger...:: who?
Knock knock:: ouch
Hybrid:: biology
Can't believe my eyes:: because I'm blind
Hooked:: on phonics
Pontificate:: ...not familiar with the word
Slime:: rapist
Unwelcome:: outside looking in

I followed the Terri Sciavo case very closely and I think she had a right to live. I'll admit most of my reasoning is from my background and that, according to the medical information provided and my own experience with "persistent vegetative states." These "hopeless cases" have been known to have full recoveries, and medical knowledge advances every day. Also, her family was ready and willing to care for her. Sciavo's husband refused ti divorce her--why? because he was getting money as long as his wife was in the hospital. Kill her, get the money, marry the other woman, and he's happy. It had nothing to do with his wife's well-being. Also, there is nothing dignified about starving a person to death.

Personally, I think it's good to have sex ed in school. Otherwise, most kids will never learn the possible consequences of their actions. It just seems sensible to me. At my middle school, it was taught that the best way to go was abstinence, but if you do have sex, which you can, to use protection for medical reasons. That makes sense as a teaching method.

Obviously, I think both evolution and Creation should be at least touched on in schools. Either all or none; it just doesn't seem reasonable to cut Creation out because it may offend an atheist, or cut evolution because it may offend a Christian. There are failing points of Creation and evolution from scientific, moral, and sensible standpoints. Everything should be touched on.

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mouse fitzgerald

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from: lolweasel
date: Apr. 1st, 2005 12:59 am (UTC)
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i do believe that both evolution and creation should certainly be touched upon in school. i do not think it is reasonable to allow creation an equal share of focus. so far, there is so little evidence in its favor.

until creation scientists can offer more to support their theory, it's still religion, and not science.

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sayonara_de

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from: sayonara_de
date: Apr. 1st, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
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I just think of it in the sense the evolution theory makes very little sense. I've heard it explained many ways by people who believe in it and people who don't, and it struck me those who think evolution is right mostly have no idea what they're talking about. But I also can understand how hard it is to believe in Creation. The problem could be avoided all together if it never cam up in school, but that would probably make things worse.

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mouse fitzgerald

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from: lolweasel
date: Apr. 4th, 2005 01:31 am (UTC)
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creationism should come up in school, by all means. it's just ridiculous to spend much time designing an entire curriculum around it.

i don't know about those people who have attempted to explain evolution before and failed so miserably... i just know it makes perfect sense to me, and i feel capable of explaining it well enough, myself.

the key to understanding evolution is realizing it's all about sex - to put it crudely.

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sayonara_de

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from: sayonara_de
date: Apr. 4th, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)
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Yeah. It doesn't make sense to base curriculum around Creation in public schools.

I understand much better how evolution is believable once you have a variety of creatures, I just don't understand how you got those creatures to begin with.

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mouse fitzgerald

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from: lolweasel
date: Apr. 4th, 2005 02:29 am (UTC)
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ah, yes, therein lies some difficulty in the theory.

if one is into the whole religion thing, it seems to me that it would make perfect sense to integrate god with evolutionism - god as the being that set it all in motion.

i'm decently content with my own theory that some things simply exist from forever. in however altered a form. as far as where life came from, it makes enough sense to me (though admittedly, with little-to-no research - though i suppose there isn't much at all on the matter) that life is simply a "mutation" of inanimate matter. a freak accident.
some of those early, primitive lifeforms? man, they are simple. i'm willing to believe they came from something inanimate.

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sayonara_de

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from: sayonara_de
date: Apr. 4th, 2005 10:59 pm (UTC)
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I do believe in evolution of a species, for example, a tribe of people whose lives have been centered on the water for hundreds of years can hold their breath a lot longer and is more built for swimming. I just don't believe there was a bird and it evolved into a monkey who then became a human.

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