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Old December 15 2012, 08:24 PM   #215
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Darkwing wrote:
There is room for multiple theories in science.
Yes there is. In areas where there is uncertainity or new unexpected evidence. With evolution neither is the case. Creationism is pretty much as valid theory as Flat Earth theory.

Adhering to a non-scientific belief in that respect need not prevent them from doing good work in any field other than astrophysics.
It demonstrates the mentality that if the evidence conflicts with the personal beliefs, the evidence will be dismissed. Such person is not fit to work in any field that requires scientific analysis of information.

1. Reagan made pragmatic deals with the democrats that they welshed on.
Right. And this pragmatism is something wich is not tolerated in the Republican party of today. There is only room for fanaticism and ideaological purity. Anyone who dares to actually work with the 'enemy' is labelled 'RINO' and ostracised.

2. Raising taxes is not necessary to rescue the economy, and isn't going to raise enough to matter without spending cuts. Obama ius willing top go over the fiscal cliff because the media will sell the false idea that it's the republicans' fault.
Hmm. I think that's why Obama is willing to make spending cuts too...

3. I never said they moved left. They just aren't as far right as portrayed.
Oh?

Darkwing wrote:
Fox is slightly left of center, the rest of the media is farther left, and even the republicans have been sliding left for years.
Seems to me that you did.

Secular means religion isn't welcome.
No it doesn't. Can you tell apart public and private?

We're going that way, and it's been mostly suits to prevent people using the word christmas, have nativity scenes, roadside crosses, and the like.
On public land. Private people and organisations can bo what they like.

A suit recently demanded that all the crosses in a cemetary be replaced with secular markers. That's infringing on people's rights.
You mean this?
ACLU wrote:
The ACLU is not pursuing, nor has it ever pursued, the removal of religious symbols from personal gravestones. Personal gravestones are the choice of the family members, not the choice of the government.
Most of this stuff you mention is just not true. Maybe you should stop watching Fox News?

Your claims that the 'religious right' is acting just like the "islamofascists" is hyperbole. Some on the fringe WANT to be able to do so, but there's just as many on the opposite extreme wanting to eliminate the right, as well.
Either you think that is okay to push laws that force other people to conform to you religious views or you don't. Both religious right and the fanatic islamists seems to be in the same camp on this.

No, but ain't nobody trying to be objective anymore.
There are a lot of news organisations which try to be objective. Of course human beings cannot be 100% objective all the time, but at least some try. And if organisation as whole aims to be objective, it can do it quite well. BBC is quite decent in that regard. There are many others.
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