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View Poll Results: I was taught evolution as theory or fact
Theory 14 28.00%
Fact 29 58.00%
Don't Remember 6 12.00%
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Old December 11th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #1

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Were You Taught Evolution as Theory or Fact?

Were you publicly educated and what country?
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Old December 11th, 2012, 08:55 PM   #2

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I live in Australia. I was educated in public and private schools. Both taught evolution as a fact.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #3

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I was privately educated, and it wasn't included as part of the curriculum. What I was taught was critical thinking, which allows me to evaluate the evidence and accept it as fact.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 11:14 PM   #4

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Publicly educated in Britain, where we were taught that it was fact.
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Both. And I was also publicly educated in Britain. It was only a very small part of the Biology curriculum when I was at school though, don't know about today.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 01:09 AM   #6

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Isn't evolution kind of both, a scientific theory and a fact that has been proven by experiments (microevolution, macroevolution(?)) and inference (macroevolution)?

In Finland it is extremely uncommon to have private basic education so naturally I was dosed with evilution from the get go. Now I have no morals and just hail satan all night long.

In short: evolution vs. creatonism is not an issue here save in some wacky fringe christian etc groups. But they be loony.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 01:26 AM   #7

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Private schooling with little or no teching of evolution.
What do i believe now, i believe evolution is a theory and a darn fine one at that.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 01:27 AM   #8
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We had a bit about evolutionary theory in the end of school in biology. It was taught as fact. many years before we were told about the creation myth of the bible. I can't remember anybody offered the creation myth as one theory of many others, too.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 01:39 AM   #9

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Public school in Italy, teached as fact

Though evolution is indeed a theory in the scientific sense of the word. That doesn't mean that it's "theory" in the common sense of something without much proof. The words here make a typical confusion
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Old December 12th, 2012, 01:52 AM   #10
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I was taught on the Facts.!!!!
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