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Actual 4th Grade Science Test From SC School [Pic]

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Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:56:16 PM
@Cajun: There we go. Thanks! =^.^=

Have to head out for an overdue run. Bye, all!

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:55:28 PM
@Cajun247: I have never seen a discussion of this type on I-A-B result in anyone changing his or her mind. Ergo, once the point of contention is clear, the parties either agree to disagree or the discussion degrades into an exchange of insults.

I believe I've stated the issue clearly. I feel the brainwashing evidenced by this graded test is harmful enough that it should be stopped by federal or state law; you do not.

So again: I think we can respectfully disagree on this. Deal? ~extends paw for shake~

Don't leave me hanging.

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10349 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:51:47 PM
~extends paw for shake~


Deal

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10349 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:49:34 PM
How exactly is teaching the fact that dinosaurs predated man by millions of years "a recipe for civil strife"?


First, you imply that people can readily accept the truth, or at least certain truths, yet within the same comment support using force when some people don't. The fact is if it weren't an issue we wouldn't see the huge controversy like we do today.

in terms of slogans


Like what?

pfkdxius
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 315 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:44:38 PM
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

godthaab
Male, 18-29, Canada
 220 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:41:23 PM
This is not fake! He probably comes from the Bible Belt in the States! Get real folks! They have a museum there (cost:$25 million) that says that dinosaurs and men lived at the same time!

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15078 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:39:29 PM
Both are horrible. I'd never argue otherwise.

That's just it. You've NEVER had anything to say about how liberals have completely destroyed the public school system wherever they've been in charge.

If I'm wrong about this, prove it. Every post you've ever made here is still available. Post a link.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:39:22 PM
@OldOllie: Oh, for heaven's sake, Ollie. I have not posted a comment about how "liberals have completely destroyed the public school system" (newsflash: Liberals CREATED the public school system) because that is not the topic of this thread.

Take a deep breath, please, and read the following calmly:

I like you. You might be shocked to hear it, but I'm one of your biggest supporters on here. You're funny and I think your knowledge of Newtonian physics borders on genius. You are intensely partisan, however, and it makes it difficult to have any kind of discussion with you because it seems you can't type as much as three sentences together without falling into a rant about how everything evil in the world is the fault of liberals. Any possibility you can take it down a notch?

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10349 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:36:25 PM
[quote">Would you mind providing me with the source for your 80% claim?[/quote">

This wikipedia article cites this study. Of course it may be more accurate to say "78% of Turks do not agree that Darwin's theory is true".

[quote">Raising youths this way and perpetuating the denial of science is just malformed and sick. Substituting facts with belief has nothing to do with personal liberties! Your personal liberties are just that, personal liberties.[/quote">

They're free to seek the truth by visiting a local library or even bypassing parental controls on the home computer.

SCfan
Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 1943 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:36:23 PM
I'm calling BS.

TheOrigin
Male, 18-29, Europe
 501 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:31:16 PM
Well it seems to me as if an educated populace is rather unwanted. Educated populace capable of critical thinking, one that is not easily swayed or tricked.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:29:22 PM
@Cajun247: "Democracy promulgating conformity is a recipe for civil strife."

Friend, it would be easier to have a discussion if you didn't think in terms of slogans.

Honestly, think what you're now arguing: You believe that teaching basic science is "promulgating conformity"? How exactly is teaching the fact that dinosaurs predated man by millions of years "a recipe for civil strife"?

I'll help you out here, since you've painted yourself into a corner with your slogans. This is what's at issue: To what extent is NOT teaching a child basic science seriously harmful to the child? At what point, if any, should the government intercede? THAT is what we're disagreeing about.

I feel the brainwashing evidenced by this graded test is harmful enough that it should be stopped by federal or state law; you do not.

I think we can respectfully disagree on this. Deal? ~extends paw for shake~

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10349 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:25:50 PM
There's even for a term for it now, "low information voter."


I was thinking "rational ignorance", but I suppose either works.

DrProfessor
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3884 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:25:45 PM
This is so fake it hurts. Clearly thrown together in Word, filled out, "graded" with a red pen and decked out with a sticker.

Somebody trolled the internet again.

TheOrigin
Male, 18-29, Europe
 501 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:25:45 PM
@Squrlz: Well to be honest I can see both positive sides and negative sides to decentralized government. This is a prime case of the negative part. I completely agree on that abuse part.

@Cajun: Would you mind providing me with the source for your 80% claim? On a side note, with all due respect Turkey is a cesspool that should not be in the EU.

Plus, (this is directed at OldOllie as well) this is not education. This is indoctrination. Brainwashing. Raising youths this way and perpetuating the denial of science is just malformed and sick. Substituting facts with belief has nothing to do with personal liberties! Your personal liberties are just that, personal liberties. You are entitled to your opinion and its expression, but also to potential consequences of your deeds. What you are not entitled to is forcing your opinions on anyone else, especially when proven as falsehood.

puppies04
Male, 18-29, Europe
 633 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:23:30 PM
What was that???

Jesus died for your sins???

Were you there?

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4853 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:22:14 PM
Squrlz4Sale-"the U.S. culture is *profoundly* distrustful of centralized government"

Which is not all that unusual for a country that was founded on the idea of getting out from under a centralized, overbearing and unjust government.

Add to that the fact that governments in general, and this government in particular, have demonstrated repeatedly that they are not trustworthy.

Squrlz4Sale-"(the anti-gun-control fervor is a reflection of that)"

Or it could people fighting to keep their rights from being taken away.

SmagBoy1-"reasonable gun safety"

The problem is that SOME people think that 'reasonable' is total confiscation.


Squrlz4Sale-"A democracy's strength relies upon an educated citizenry."

And the Democratic Party's strength relies on exactly that opposite. There's even for a term for it now, "low information voter."

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15078 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:20:25 PM
Both are horrible. I'd never argue otherwise.

That's just it. You've NEVER had anything to say about how liberals have completely destroyed the public school system wherever they've been in charge.

If I'm wrong about this, prove it. Every post you've ever made here is still available. Post a link.

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10349 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:18:24 PM
Personal liberty does NOT trump everything else, including the responsibility of an adult to raise a child responsibly.


There are many people who grow up believing fairy tales as fact. Who are otherwise happy, productive, and tax paying citizens. Democracy promulgating conformity is a recipe for civil strife.

That is a lesson from Jim Crowe laws, gay rights movement, and the ongoing evolution-creationism clash.

you believe that prayer is the only appropriate response to illness


Then I suppose you consider teaching children fantasy as fact as mental abuse. I must respectfully disagree.

Geogypsy
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2426 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:17:01 PM
No...no, I don't believe this.
I am going to continue living in ignorance and pretend that I never saw this.
It's simply too much for my conscious mind to assimilate.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:05:26 PM
@Cajun247: Thanks for the clarifications.

Regarding your statement, "I consider personal liberty most important over all else," you might want to rethink that. Personal liberty does NOT trump everything else, including the responsibility of an adult to raise a child responsibly. If, for example, you believe that prayer is the only appropriate response to illness, bully for you--but the local D.A. will almost certainly prosecute you if you don't take your child to a doctor when his appendix ruptures.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 2:59:48 PM
@OldOllie: If your argument is, "Lots of students are graduating from public high schools without being able to read, so how is this any worse?", then I'd direct you to the "Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right" entry on 5Cats's "Logical Fallacies" poster.

Both are horrible. I'd never argue otherwise.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15078 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 2:55:47 PM
S4S, you didn't answer the question. All you did is rant against some ill-defined generality.

Let me be more specific. How is it that someone who believes in a fairy tale about things that happened thousands of years ago is somehow more threatening to the fabric of our society than 90% of the students from unionized liberal-run inner-city public schools graduating without even being able to read at a 3rd-grade level or do any math at all? They, too, grow up and vote, but I guess because they all vote Democrat, it's all good.

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10349 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 2:54:00 PM
You think that an educated citizenry in a democracy isn't especially important?


I consider personal liberty most important over all else. No one's rights, including the right to teach nonsense, should be subject to the whims of democracy.

And think that as long as the United States can keep up with *Turkey*, we're doing fine?


I'm saying that widespread miseducation isn't necessarily going to bring about the downfall of government or society.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Sunday, April 21, 2013 2:46:54 PM
@Cajun247: Let me see if I understand you correctly. You think that an educated citizenry in a democracy isn't especially important? And think that as long as the United States can keep up with *Turkey*, we're doing fine?

Note: NOTHING in the above is, or is intended to be, a reductio ad absurdum. They are honest queries based on exactly what you stated.

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