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Comment Teach Creationism accurately (Score 1) 510

If we are going to teach Creationism in science classes--something that I am against--then we should require that it be taught accurately, which means that both creation stories in the Bible should be taught.

In Genesis 1, God creates the oceans, fishes, animals, then man. In Genesis 2, God creates the man, then the animals.

If we must teach Creationism in the classroom, then make sure to insist that the Creation Stories are taught.

Comment Re:You want to get their attention? (Score 1) 65

There three other things that should be done.

1. Do not allow the fines to be tax deductible.
2. Do not allow the top executives to receive any bonuses.
3. Restrict the top executives salaries to 25 times the federal minimum wage.

The fact of the matter is that the top executives suffer no real consequences when they screw up. We need to make them pay a price when they put the public in danger.

Comment Free college tution for all (Score 2) 703

Pres. Obama is not going far enough. The U.S., like some other developed countries, should provide free college tuition.

Student loans are dragging down the economy because these people do not have the money to spend. Too much is sucked up paying off the student loans. I would also like to see all student loan debt forgiven.

Yes, I know it is not free. I would finance it through progressive income taxes. I think all government should be financed though progressive income taxes and would like to see regressive taxes such as sales taxes eliminated.

Comment Laws can be abused (Score 1) 119

Unfortunately, any law can be abused. Just look at the drug laws. Even though minorities use illegal drugs less, they make up a majority of the arrests. I agree there are serious problems with these laws and they need to be modified or eliminated. However, we also have laws that allow confiscation of property if there is suspicion of that the property was or will be used to commit a crime. Even if no charges are filed, people are forced to sue to get their property back. Enforcement of laws can be and often is subjective. We need good laws and good people to insure that the laws are enforced fairly. Ensuring both is not an easy task.

Comment Would the results hold? (Score 2) 26

When educational programs first start they almost always have better than average results. Part of the reason is that the creators are committed to making the programs work. Once the programs are widely used, the results decline because the teachers are not as committed. While these results merit further trials, there is no guarantee that the results would be sustained when widely used.

Comment Why compromise (Score 1) 243

The airwaves, phone, and Internet are a public resource and should be treated as public utilities. If these companies are not willing to maintain net neutrality then take away their licenses. I am already paying more for bad service and slower speeds than other countries. Given the level of service and speed, most of these companies should have had their licenses revoke years ago.

Comment More than one required (Score 1) 770

"Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world."

Wrong! Since the results are required to be independently reproduced and verified, science always requires more than one person to be right. One person, however, can be proven wrong.

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