Please tell me this is Onion new, are the Christian Americans for Texas really this insane?
Topic: Critical thinking skills in schools
June 26, 2019 / By Rose Question:
"The Republican Party of Texas recently published its party platform, a report that - among other things - calls for a ban on teaching critical thinking skills in Texas schools because of its "focus on behavior modification" that has "the purpose of challenging the student's fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority"
Best Answers: Please tell me this is Onion new, are the Christian Americans for Texas really this insane?
Muriel | 6 days ago
I don't know if this website is a parody or not ... but the story is also there ...
Texas Republican Party Seeks Ban on Critical Thinking, Other Stuff
Considering how high the unemployment is in the U.S. couldn't an initiative be to dig a massive moat around that state ... perhaps a wall or fence ... hey that sounds vaguely familiar actually ... might already be a policy out there ...
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Originally Answered: Is it Eisenhower's fault that Americans became a christian nation?
It would be interesting to see if the change would hold up in the Supreme Court. So far they have not ruled on cases dealing with it. The most recent one that made it to Supreme Court level in 2005 by Newdow was dismissed on rather pathetic grounds because Newdow was not the custodial parent of his child, whom he was suing for because she had was enrolled in a school that recited the pledge daily. Avoiding ruling on a technicality - rather evasive, no?
I just checked it out. It's real: http://s3.amazonaws.com/texasgop_pre/assets/original/2012-Platform-Final.pdf
Skip down to page 12, it's there under Knowledge Based Testing. These people are real. I can only hope that I convert enough critical thinkers before they take over. I'm scared about it. I don't know if the human race can stand their power. They are tough, autocratic and insane, and I am TEXAN! I live here! I don't know what to say. All I can do is reach people one at a time and hope that one by one the real humans in this country wake up and take this country back from complete foking idiots. Thanks for the post. -Ryan
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Texas has become one big
embarrassment to the rest of the country.
Or a laughing stock,
depending how you look at it..
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Well at least they distinguish the two. An unthinking moron like yourself would not. In fact, a moron like you in one of those classes is what they justly fear. I too want critical thinking but not behavior modification. It isn't even clear whether this is what lawyers call "an issue at law" or "an issue at fact' for you. I'd say you need grammar before any course.
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Texans can be really extreme and are very impressed with themselves. I am not surprised at how right wing they can get. Just do not go there and hope they don't leave their state.
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Originally Answered: Why does the US prison population have an over-representitive number of Judeo-Christian Americans?
Looks to me like, as far as imaginary friends go, you’re waaaaaay less likely to wind up in prison in the USA with a good atheist parody religion like Pastafarianism behind you, than you are if you choose to believe in the Judeo-Christian God™ – and I detect a subtle ploy by the Flying Spaghetti Monster to poach theists to His Church by posing it as merely a question of statistical analysis. Very crafty, you savoury snack, you!
But seriously, I really should go back and read that linked article, then add a more considered opinion as an EDIT later.
EDIT: Well, I'd already formed the impression that the xtians hanging round in Y!A R&S are as dumb as a bag of spanners, and the results on this page only confirm that opinion. You are spoon fed an educational opportunity by a kindly fictional supernatural character, to help you to better understand the relationship between correlation and causality when interpreting statistics – and not one of you learns a single thing!
While all caught up in trying to explain away why your co-religionists are over-represented in the US prison population, while atheists are significantly under-represented, every single one of you has missed the whole point of the FSM’s question. The answer is simplicity itself:
(D) none of the above
But not a single one of you can demonstrate that you understand why!
Repeat after me: statistical correlation does NOT imply causation.
If you still don’t get it, re-read the ‘Atheists don’t commit as much crime as the Religious do’ article (linked to in the question above). If after doing so you STILL don’t understand, then try reading this:
• Correlation does not imply causation
And if after doing so you STILL don’t understand the relationship between correlation and causality, then either:
• you’ve been severely let down by your educational system,
• you’re so completely lost in the irrationality of religion that your birthright facility for logical reasoning has atrophied and died through lack of use, or
• you have a cognitive impairment and should perhaps seek professional help.