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  •  It is incredibly easy to woo Americans to idiocy (5+ / 0-)

    Do we really have to 'prove' that, after the last twenty years?

    My cousin is a perfectly sane and intelligent man, but he is a Creationist. He 'learned' his 'science' in his Christian college classes, and can not find a job outside a Christian college or church. He and I had a long talk one day.

    Like progressivism versus the new 'conservativism', it's not about what you know. It's about what set of facts you BELIEVE. Which set, 'theirs', or ours?

    When someone blasts these crazy pre-formed conclusions to match the 'evidence' that Creationists make their foundation, more people are convinced of the science side than otherwise--among any and all persons watching who truly are undecided. I think you guys misunderestimate that number and percentage of Americans who have never heard a Creationist's theories and conclusions. It is an opportunity to reach those who otherwise would never hear Nye's reality-based rebuttals.

    "I feel a lot safer already."--Emil Sitka

    by DaddyO on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 11:55:09 AM PST

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    •  I think we agree, actually (2+ / 0-)
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      Yes, lots of people are wooed to idiocy when no alternative is offered. And yes, people who are married to creationism won't be convinced by anything Nye possibly could say. And most people won't even pay attention. But for anyone who does, Nye can make an impression — and I don't see why he shouldn't try. A teacher shouldn't try to teach? If we aren't even going to try to teach science, what on earth are we going to do?

      "I am not sure how we got here, but then, I am not really sure where we are." -Susan from 29

      by HudsonValleyMark on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 03:51:29 PM PST

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