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Postby Xmara » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:41 pm

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I briefly attended an ACE school. I’m a Christian, but I think ACE is a crappy curriculum and should be done away with.


I attended a (state-funded) C of E primary school. It was a good school under a later headteacher, but its attitude to other faiths when I was very small was to say "we have to teach you about these other faiths to keep our funding, but they're wrong and we're right". I'm Christian, too (of the dreaded liberal, evolution-accepting "not-a-real-Christian" - as I've been told many times - kind).

And I agree that ACE is possibly one of the worst curricula in the world. Only one of, though. Because there are others that are just as bad. I remember one - I'll try and find it - that says no-one knows how electricity works. :roll:

Found it! From a 4th Grade Creationist Science Textbook (research reveals it's Science 4 for Christian Schools from Bob Jones University Press). Excerpt:
Electricity is a mystery. No-one has ever observed it or heard it or felt it... We cannot even say where electricity comes from. Some scientists think the sun may be the source of most electricity. Others think the movement of the Earth produces most of it. All we know is that electricity is everywhere...


Let me clarify something: the ACE school I briefly went to actually used a combo of Bob Jones and ACE (sorry for not specifying earlier; I was on mobile and trying to squeeze in a little NS between classes). They used Bob Jones for math and English. I attended that school for seventh grade only, and the math textbook for seventh grade consisted of material I had learned in the fourth and fifth grades at the previous Christian school I attended, which used Abeka (IDK if I spelled it right). The English textbook was the same.

But that line about electricity... :rofl: Makes it sound like electricity is magic or something!
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Postby Auphelia » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:44 pm

Soon the Flat Earth Society shall be the largest society on the globe!
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Postby San Lumen » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:37 pm

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San Lumen wrote:Vulcanology is the study of volcanoes so yes.

I should think that the connection to plate tectonics and earthquakes would make him very useful to the state government.

Its a a woman actually, Jess Phoenix. I really hope she wins. I dont think a vulcanologist has ever served in Congress.
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Postby The Knockout Gun Gals » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:15 am

Auphelia wrote:Soon the Flat Earth Society shall be the largest society on the globe!


We shall see.
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Katganistan wrote:I should think that the connection to plate tectonics and earthquakes would make him very useful to the state government.

Its a a woman actually, Jess Phoenix. I really hope she wins. I dont think a vulcanologist has ever served in Congress.


What about other logists? Like geologists, scientologists?
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Postby Ism » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:35 am

The Knockout Gun Gals wrote:
Auphelia wrote:Soon the Flat Earth Society shall be the largest society on the globe!


We shall see.
San Lumen wrote:Its a a woman actually, Jess Phoenix. I really hope she wins. I dont think a vulcanologist has ever served in Congress.


What about other logists? Like geologists, scientologists?


One of these is not like the others. One of these does not belong.

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Postby Datlofff » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:06 am

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LimaUniformNovemberAlpha wrote:I was thinking more of sending inspectors to make sure the schools that claimed to accept it actually did.

I don't know about America, but here in Canada there is a huge difference between what schools say they do and what they actually do.

I don't know about the rest of Canada, but in Alberta curriculum is set and approved by the province, and provincial achievement and diploma exams necessitate that teachers actually follow that curriculum; significant deviation would show in the publicly available results.

For instance, I was educated in the Catholic system and was never exposed to any creationist/FE conspiracy theory nonsense.


Sounds like Alberta has its shit together when it comes to educating all the illiterate cunts of our generation
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Postby Arkhane » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:10 am

If there's an ultra-sect of hardcore religious believers, it's not that hard to imagine a reverse pendulum of ultra-skeptic paranoiacs

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Postby San Lumen » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:14 am

The Knockout Gun Gals wrote:
Auphelia wrote:Soon the Flat Earth Society shall be the largest society on the globe!


We shall see.
San Lumen wrote:Its a a woman actually, Jess Phoenix. I really hope she wins. I dont think a vulcanologist has ever served in Congress.


What about other logists? Like geologists, scientologists?

Im not sure. Trying to google something like that isn't easy.

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Postby Zanera » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:25 pm

San Lumen wrote:
The Knockout Gun Gals wrote:
We shall see.


What about other logists? Like geologists, scientologists?

Im not sure. Trying to google something like that isn't easy.


Googling "Scientist congressman" seems like the place to start. For example: PhD in Physics from Harvard.

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Postby San Lumen » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:32 pm

So not only are there people who believe the Earth is flat but one of the most prominent Eric Dubay also thinks dinosaurs never existed. How can people be so ignorant? How could you literally concoct an entire species that was dominant on the Earth for almost 160 million years?

And when I see the level of comments and people saying they agreed with him after seeing his videos really does make me wonder if flat Earth is in fact a growing movement
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Postby Pandeeria » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:38 pm

San Lumen wrote:So not only are there people who believe the Earth is flat but one of the most prominent Eric Dubay also thinks dinosaurs never existed. How can people be so ignorant? How could you literally concoct an entire species that was dominant on the Earth for almost 160 million years?

And when I see the level of comments and people saying they agreed with him after seeing his videos really does make me wonder if flat Earth is in fact a growing movement

To be fair this movement first was just a meme, but people started taking it seriously.
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Postby San Lumen » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:41 pm

Pandeeria wrote:
San Lumen wrote:So not only are there people who believe the Earth is flat but one of the most prominent Eric Dubay also thinks dinosaurs never existed. How can people be so ignorant? How could you literally concoct an entire species that was dominant on the Earth for almost 160 million years?

And when I see the level of comments and people saying they agreed with him after seeing his videos really does make me wonder if flat Earth is in fact a growing movement

To be fair this movement first was just a meme, but people started taking it seriously.

Its scary if you ask me. Its basic science and how more and more people can be denying it is frightening.
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Postby Petrasylvania » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:12 pm

San Lumen wrote:So not only are there people who believe the Earth is flat but one of the most prominent Eric Dubay also thinks dinosaurs never existed. How can people be so ignorant? How could you literally concoct an entire species that was dominant on the Earth for almost 160 million years?

And when I see the level of comments and people saying they agreed with him after seeing his videos really does make me wonder if flat Earth is in fact a growing movement

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Postby San Lumen » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:13 pm

Petrasylvania wrote:
San Lumen wrote:So not only are there people who believe the Earth is flat but one of the most prominent Eric Dubay also thinks dinosaurs never existed. How can people be so ignorant? How could you literally concoct an entire species that was dominant on the Earth for almost 160 million years?

And when I see the level of comments and people saying they agreed with him after seeing his videos really does make me wonder if flat Earth is in fact a growing movement

Donnie's election was like a comet heralding the Moron Pride Movement.

I wouldn't call it that but you sure see a lot more people espousing stupid ignorant remarks.

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Postby Computer Lab » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:35 pm

A tiny fringe movement growing negligible amounts is unconcerning.
Especially since most people don't have a position where their beliefs on the earth and plate tectonics are relevant.
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Postby The Provincial Union of the Pacific » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:40 pm

Yes because watching the sun rays slowly come down a mountain in the morning doesn't qualify as being round...

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Postby San Lumen » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:43 pm

Computer Lab wrote:A tiny fringe movement growing negligible amounts is unconcerning.
Especially since most people don't have a position where their beliefs on the earth and plate tectonics are relevant.

It doesnt seem like a tiny fringe movement when you see the number of google searches, videos and their comments and views on youtube

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Postby Blood Wine » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:53 pm

San Lumen wrote:
Computer Lab wrote:A tiny fringe movement growing negligible amounts is unconcerning.
Especially since most people don't have a position where their beliefs on the earth and plate tectonics are relevant.

It doesnt seem like a tiny fringe movement when you see the number of google searches, videos and their comments and views on youtube


including world wide conferences
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Postby Computer Lab » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:54 pm

San Lumen wrote:
Computer Lab wrote:A tiny fringe movement growing negligible amounts is unconcerning.
Especially since most people don't have a position where their beliefs on the earth and plate tectonics are relevant.

It doesnt seem like a tiny fringe movement when you see the number of google searches, videos and their comments and views on youtube

Yeah, if your perspective is that of someone who deep ocean dived into a sea of garbage.
Google searches can be the result of people arguing against or for as well as people who are looking it up for laughs.
Videos are the same, they are made for a multitude of reasons and viewed for a multitude of reasons.
Comments always have been and always will be absolute trash. I strongly discourage you putting any stock in the comment section on YouTube.

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San Lumen wrote:It doesnt seem like a tiny fringe movement when you see the number of google searches, videos and their comments and views on youtube


including world wide conferences

Oh man. 500 people at a conference in Raleigh that claims it is international.
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Postby Petrasylvania » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:10 pm

Computer Lab wrote:A tiny fringe movement growing negligible amounts is unconcerning.
Especially since most people don't have a position where their beliefs on the earth and plate tectonics are relevant.

Other than a bunch of Republicans on the House Science Committee.
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Postby San Lumen » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:35 pm

Petrasylvania wrote:
Computer Lab wrote:A tiny fringe movement growing negligible amounts is unconcerning.
Especially since most people don't have a position where their beliefs on the earth and plate tectonics are relevant.

Other than a bunch of Republicans on the House Science Committee.

Has anyone in Congress ever said they think the Earth is flat and doesn't rotate, dinosaurs dont exist, satellites aren't real, astronauts are actors, and gravity is a unproven theory?

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Postby The Knockout Gun Gals » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:39 pm

San Lumen wrote:
Petrasylvania wrote:Other than a bunch of Republicans on the House Science Committee.

Has anyone in Congress ever said they think the Earth is flat and doesn't rotate, dinosaurs dont exist, satellites aren't real, astronauts are actors, and gravity is a unproven theory?


Well, they have yet to say anything.
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So Covenant declare a crusade and then wage jihad? :p

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Postby San Lumen » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:09 pm

Computer Lab wrote:
San Lumen wrote:It doesnt seem like a tiny fringe movement when you see the number of google searches, videos and their comments and views on youtube

Yeah, if your perspective is that of someone who deep ocean dived into a sea of garbage.
Google searches can be the result of people arguing against or for as well as people who are looking it up for laughs.
Videos are the same, they are made for a multitude of reasons and viewed for a multitude of reasons.
Comments always have been and always will be absolute trash. I strongly discourage you putting any stock in the comment section on YouTube.


Oh man. 500 people at a conference in Raleigh that claims it is international.

You make very good points and that does put things in perspective.

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Postby Neutraligon » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:36 pm

San Lumen wrote:
Petrasylvania wrote:Other than a bunch of Republicans on the House Science Committee.

Has anyone in Congress ever said they think the Earth is flat and doesn't rotate, dinosaurs dont exist, satellites aren't real, astronauts are actors, and gravity is a unproven theory?

In congress no, but we have had people say the flood was real and so climate change will not happen because god promised he would not destroy the world.
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Postby The Black Forrest » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:58 pm

Neutraligon wrote:
San Lumen wrote:Has anyone in Congress ever said they think the Earth is flat and doesn't rotate, dinosaurs dont exist, satellites aren't real, astronauts are actors, and gravity is a unproven theory?

In congress no, but we have had people say the flood was real and so climate change will not happen because god promised he would not destroy the world.


I wonder what they will say about the North Pole now having temps of 27 degrees and all the ice sheet loss there and Greenland?
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