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46 Responses to South Korea Bans Evolution

  1. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 7:27 am
    Link: South Korea Bans Evolution - The satanic notions of science and rationality may be poisoning kid`s minds!
  2. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 10, 2012 at 9:39 am

    HEY SOUTH KOREA!!!!
    Here`s what they aren`t telling you!


  3. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2012 at 9:40 am
    I read about this elsewhere, and some were claiming this is an exaggeration. On the flip side, haven`t the mouthbreathers down in Texas already done this?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 10, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Congratualation United States!
    Our education system can now be counted among other 3rd world countries.

    `MURICA!
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    chickiesue86 Male 70 & Over
    273 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 9:43 am
    so disappointing, but i am actually relieved US did not beat them to the punch. i would hate to be known as less educated than south korea.
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    viscera_pink Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2012 at 9:44 am
    actually, my high school also has removed teaching evolution for grade 12 biology, but Im not too sure what the reason was
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    hi2pi Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2012 at 9:59 am
    temporary setback. physics and biology will not be bullied into submission - nations that embrace science will leave behind those that cling to medieval fantasies so in the end progress will occur. Maybe just not in places where you`d expect it to.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2012 at 10:00 am
    South Korea has the fastest most extensive internet in the modern world. Who cares if they censor books?
  9. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6666 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 10:01 am
    Damn, it`s a race to the bottom. Still, that`s another nation that won`t be a competitor in life sciences.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2012 at 10:02 am
    Sweet, maybe now we won`t be way behind an Asian country in science education.
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    marcus2 Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2012 at 10:04 am
    Soon, South Korea will be as backward as it`s northern counterpart.
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    boogarcym Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2012 at 10:08 am
    @Gerry: I think the current thinking is that Pliohippus is no longer considered a direct ancestor of Equus
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2012 at 10:23 am
    AMUUUUUR-wait what?

    OK Swoop nevermind...

    KOREAAAAAAAAAA! I honestly wouldn`t mind if the Koreans replaced evolution with StarCraft2 but...nope.
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    Otto67 Male 40-49
    438 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 10:54 am
    South Korea.....Asia`s version of Texas.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2012 at 10:58 am
    It`s official: stupidity has become a global pandemic.

    which aims to delete the “error” of evolution from textbooks to “correct” students’ views of the world

    Say now, Kim-Jong Il has been doing that in his country for a frikkin LIFETIME!
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 11:14 am
    Well we all know God created everything, anyway!
  17. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2012 at 11:18 am
    I love South Korea in general but one thing I`ve always disliked about it is the growing Christianity :/ They`ve only recently started becoming more accepting of gay people, but there are still people in South Korea, especially older people, who will say that gay people *don`t exist* there.

    @Gerry - Neither America nor South Korea are 3rd world countries. o.o

    @chickiesue86 - We already are known as "less intelligent than South Korea", though I suppose it may depend on what you`re counting to measure this (either way, South Korea is near the top). South Korea isn`t some 3rd world, everyone`s living in a shack fighting to survive kind of country. It`s one of the most technologically advanced countries. It`s really sad that South Korea is basically the same as USA`s not so great states in terms to evolution/religion.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 11:50 am
    Disturbing considering SK has one of the most scientifically literate populations in the world.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 10, 2012 at 11:53 am

    @ LillianDulci - Sure it is. Oh, the large cities are okay despite the poverty. I mean they have plumbing. But leave the city and the majority of the country is still living without.

    It`s like Mexico only with asian people.
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
    687 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 11:56 am
    These people should be burned at the stake in the matter they`re accustomed to.
  21. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    Sorry Gerry but you`re wrong. o_O
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    yeah, i read an article about how S. Korea was banning evolution. Apparently, this girl was found to be born with exceptionally good hearing. So she was brought in front of the Devolution Comity and was officially "Devolved"
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    Oh, and sorry about the apostrophe, i originally had another word there, but changed it and forgot to delete it. Was quite late here when I submitted it.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    It`s official: stupidity has become a global pandemic.

    which aims to delete the “error” of evolution from textbooks to “correct” students’ views of the world

    Say now, Kim-Jong Il has been doing that in his country for a frikkin LIFETIME!
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    i do not want to live on this planet anymore
  26. Profile photo of Justahuman
    Justahuman Male 18-29
    109 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    This is sad,It would be the same as a country that banned religion,if you take an option of knowledge away from people they cease to be free thinkers.
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    Justahuman Male 18-29
    109 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    "I love South Korea in general but one thing I`ve always disliked about it is the growing Christianity :/ "

    Yea people having the freedom to believe what they want bothers me too we should put a stop that >_>
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6666 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    I wouldn`t want to take it away, but is it really `an option of knowledge`?
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    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    Yeah Gerry1of1 South Korea has internet in remote areas 200times faster than yours. This is a country of gleaming high rises and futuristic technology. Really if you get the chance you should check it out.
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    vstorm Male 30-39
    158 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm
    Respect for South Korea... fading...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36213 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    South Korea has a bunch of rice paddies, peasants, and oxen. 3rd world
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    Kleion Female 18-29
    87 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 7:38 pm
    Well, at least they aren`t NORTH Korea! :D

    But seriously, this is total bull.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    June 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    Asians are great at taking American ideas and exploiting them to the max. Why should creationism be any different?
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:02 am
    @viscera_pink Probably because people who don`t take Biology until the 12th grade are too dumb to understand evolution anyways.
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:05 am
    @LillianDulci Comparing America`s education to South Korea`s education is a tricky issue. The two have much different approaches. There are quite a few Koreans who are unhappy with their education system and envy the educational approach of the States.
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:05 am
    @Gerry1of1 I`ve been to South Korea, and you`re pretty damn wrong.
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:08 am
    @madest
    It`s not 200 times faster. Don`t even pretend like you understand technology. The internet in South Korea isn`t even really that much faster, it`s just way more accessible.
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    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 12:10 am
    "I read about this elsewhere, and some were claiming this is an exaggeration. On the flip side, haven`t the mouthbreathers down in Texas already done this?"

    I don`t know about Texas, but I live in the very, very deep south and evolution is taught in our public schools and has been for a while. You get parents and students who whine about it from time to time, but there`s really nothing they can do about it.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 3:19 am
    They should let the secular north come and show them the way.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2012 at 8:49 am
    @Draculya: You`re on to something. Besides, everyone who`s anyone knows that Kim Jong-Il created evolution as a precursor to his invention of the hamburger.
  41. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 10:02 am
    Justahuman, freedom to believe what you want is fine, I never said they shouldn`t have that. But considering growth in religion, or Christianity in this case, tends to coincide with reduction of intelligence (due to reality contradicting beliefs and thus parents wrongly teaching their children, which happens in the USA too way too frequently than it should) and often counters civil rights movements, I get disappointed when any country shows a rise in religious people.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 10:06 am
    "There are quite a few Koreans who are unhappy with their education system and envy the educational approach of the States."

    There are quite a few Americans who are unhappy with their poor education system and envy the approach in other countries, too. And? There are many things I don`t like about the Korean education system, but most of it`s societal that I don`t like, because the extreme amount of pressure on Korean kids often leads to suicide which is awful. But to imply that South Koreans are unintelligent with a poor education system, as chickiesue did, is dishonest.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 10:15 am
    Justahuman, just furthering what I said before because you really twisted my words and I want to clarify. If someone was simply religious, but accepted reality as we know it, even if it counters their religious texts, I`d be fine with it. If they didn`t use their religious texts to harm others, I`d be fine with it. If they didn`t discriminate against others with differing beliefs, I`d be fine with it. But that`s usually not the case. You get parents teaching their kids that evolution is wrong, and that gay people are bad, and that atheists or people of differing religions are evil and shouldn`t be trusted. This is what I`m not okay with, so that`s why I don`t like finding out that religions are growing in other countries. Doesn`t mean I think it should be banned, but it`s just disappointing, because people have a hard time separating their religion from everything else and it harms others overall.
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    cahalla Female 18-29
    961 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 10:35 am
    Evolution is for the birds. I mean, different skin color is just a figment of our imaginations.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36213 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 10:49 am

    @ eddy666 - I`ve been there too and I`m sticking with what I said. You liked it, good for you. Mexico City and Puerto Villarta are nice, but you don`t have to go too far to find squaller and people living without plumbing, water or electricity. Same thing in SK, in my view.
  46. Profile photo of eddy666
    eddy666 Male 30-39
    523 posts
    June 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    @Gerry1of1 What part of South Korea is like this?

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